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WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY 

THE Z. SMITH REYNOLDS LIBRARY 




1966-1970 

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MINUTES 

of 

Yancey Baptist 
Association 

of 

NORTH CAROLINA 
IN ITS EIGHTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL SESSION 

19 6 6 

held with 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST (First Day) 
AUGUST 16th 

BOLEN'S CREEK (Night Session) 
AUGUST 16th 

MOUNT PLEASANT (Second Day) 

AUGUST 17th 



NEXT SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH 

PRICE'S CREEK (First Day) 
AUGUST 15th 

JACK'S CREEK (Night Session) 
AUGUST 15th 

WEST BURNSVILLE (Second Day) 
AUGUST 16th 



MINUTES 

of 

Yancey Baptist 
Association 

of 

NORTH CAROLINA 
IN ITS EIGHTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL SESSION 

19 6 6 
held with 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST (First Day) 
AUGUST 16th 

BOLEN'S CREEK (Night Session) 
AUGUST 16th 

MOUNT PLEASANT (Second Day) 
AUGUST 17th 



NEXT SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH 

PRICE'S CREEK (First Day) 
AUGUST 15th 

JACK'S CREEK (Night Session) 
AUGUST 15th 

WEST BURNSVILLE (Second Day) 
AUGUST 16th 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Page 

CALENDAR: (Associational activities) 11 

CONSTITUTION 27 

DEAD: (Listed by Churches) 13 

DIRECTORIES: 

Associational 3 

Church 5 

MESSENGERS: (Listed by Churches) 11 

MINISTERS LICENSED THIS YEAR 13 

MINISTERS ORDAINED THIS YEAR 13 

ORDAINED MINISTERS, NOT PASTORS 12 

PROCEEDINGS 14 

REPORTS: 

Appreciation 27 

Baptist Hospital 22 

Brotherhood 17 

Children's Homes 24 

Christian Action 25 

Christian Education 20 

Christian Literature 20 

Cooperative Program 26 

Deacon Fellowship 18 

Foundation 26 

Homes for Aging 23 

Mission Gifts 17 

Sunday School 20 

Training Union 19 

Vacation Bible School 18 

Woman's Missionary Union 19 

TABLES 

Historical 30 

Statistical 31 



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ASSOCIATIONS. DIRECTORY 

Associational 

Missionary Miss Laura Mae Hilliard, Burnsville, N. C. 

Moderator Rev. A. Z. Jamerson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

Clerk Mrs. Jess R. Styles, Box 331, Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt Rev. Harold L. McDonald, Burnsville, N. C. 

T. U. Director Miss Wanda Robertson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Executive Board 

Chairman Mr. Dawson Briggs, Burnsville, N. C. 

Children's Home Chm Mr. Vergis Anglin, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

Christian Education Chm Miss Sara Hensley, Burnsville, N. C. 

Christian Literature Chm Rev. E. J. Hall, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Evangelistic Chm Rev. Fred Harrell, Burnsville, N. C. 

American Bible Society Chm. . Mr. Guss Peterson, Burnsville, N. C. 

Deacon Fellowship Chm Mr. Jack Mcintosh, Bald Creek, N. C. 

Associate Deacon 

Fellowship Chm. Mr. Cecil Huskins, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Deacon Fellowship 

Sec-Treas Mr. H. G. Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 

Missions Chm Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

Christian Action 

Chm Mr. B. M. Tomberlin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Bible School 

Director Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Brotherhood Chm Mr. W. L. Hullett, Burnsville, N. C. 

W. M. U. President Mrs. Herschel Holcombe, Burnsville, N. C. 

Homes for Aging 

Chm Mrs. M. D. Bailey, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Hospital Chm Mrs. Andrew Johnson, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Chorister Mrs. Tensie Bailey, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Co-Chorister Rev. Ralph Mumpower, Swannanoa, N. C. 

Pianist Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

EXECUTIVE BOARD 

Mr. Dawson Briggs Burnsville, N. C. (Bolen's Creek) 

Rev. Harold L. McDonald Burnsville, N. C. (Burnsville, First) 

Miss Wanda Robertson Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. (Mt. Pleasant) 

Mrs. Herschel Holcombe Burnsville, N. C. (Burnsville, First) 

Mr. Jack Mcintosh Bald Creek, N. C. (Mt. Pleasant) 

Rev. Arthur Thomas .... Rt. 1, Green Mtn., N. C. (Pleasant Grove) 

Rev. Allen McKinney 2 Oteen Church Road, Asheville, N. C. 

(Ivy Gap) 

Miss Madge Carter Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. (Mt. Pleasant) 

Rev. Ralph Mumpower .... Swannanoa, N. C. (Brown's Creek and 

South Estatoe) 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

Mr. Charles Tomberlin, Mrs. Emerson Woody, Mrs. Ben Banks, 
Mrs. Andrew Johnson, Miss Laura Mae Hilliard. 



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SUNDAY SCHOOL 

Superintendent Rev. Harold L. McDonald, Burnsville, N. C. 

Supt. of Training Mr. E. F. Hunter, Jr., Burnsville, N. C. 

Supt. of Enlargement 

& Evangelism Rev. Fred Harrell, Burnsville, N. C. 

Vacation Bible School 

Director Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Secretary Mrs. Enzy Letterman, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 

DEPARTMENT SUPERINTENDENTS: 

Cradle Roll Mrs. Vera Carter Ray, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Nursery Mrs. Robert Hilliard, Burnsville, N. C. 

Beginner Miss Elizabeth Anglin, Burnsville, N. C. 

Primary Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Junior Mrs. Max Fox, Burnsville, N. C. 

Intermediate Mrs. Bern Hunter, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Young People Mrs. Frank Lewis, Burnsville, N. C. 

Adult Mrs. Emerson Woody, Burnsville, N. C. 

Extension Mrs. Dawson Briggs, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Supt. of Missions Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

Moderator Rev. A. Z. Jamerson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

GROUP OF S. S. SUPERINTENDENTS: 

Mr. Ben Riddle, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
Mrs. Viola Shufford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist Mrs. Kenneth Robertson, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chorister Rev. E. J. Hall, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

TRAINING UNION 

Director Miss Wanda Robertson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Associate Director Mr. Phillip Banks, Burnsville, N. C. 

Secretary Mrs. Andrew Johnson, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 

LEADERS: 

Nursery Mrs. John Ray, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

Beginner Mrs. Ellis Moody, Burnsville, N. C. 

Primary Miss Lodella Duncan, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Junior Mrs. J. E. Wilson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

Intermediate Miss Sara Hensley, Burnsville, N. C. 

Young People Mrs. Roy Lyle, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Adult Mrs. Henry Silvers, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

GROUP LEADERS: Mrs. R. L. Rector, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Mr. Nat Howell, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pastor-Advisor E. J. Hall, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist Mr. Charles Boone, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chorister Miss Susan Hensley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 



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WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION 

President Mrs. Herschel Holcombe, Burnsville, N. C. 

Vice-President Mrs. B. R. Penland, Burnsville, N. C. 

Secretary-Treasurer Mrs. Billy Brooks Wilson, Pensacola, N. C. 

YWA Director Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

GA Director Mrs. Jess R. Styles, Box 331, Burnsville, N. C. 

Sunbeam Band Director .... Mrs. Edgar Hunter, Jr., Burnsville, N. C. 

Community Mission Chm Mrs. Latt Fox, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

Stewardship Chm Mrs. Ben Banks, Burnsville, N. C. 

Prayer Chm Mrs. Mollie Robinson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Mission Study Chm Mrs. Bruce Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Yancey Association does not have associational Brotherhood 
officers other than the chairman, Mr. Bill Hullett, Burnsville, N. C. 

CHURCH DIRECTORY 

BALD CREEK— Pastor— Rev. James Beaver, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— Mr. Arnie Pate, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. Rex Mcintosh, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Andrew Edwards, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist— Mr. Ray Edwards, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director— Mr. H. G. Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons— Mr. H. G. Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

BANKS CREEK— Pastor— Rev. Harry Culbertson, Rt. 1, Box 121A, 
Asheville, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Claude Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Claude Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Cecil Styles, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mrs. John Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Joyce Banks, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Mr. John Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

BLUE ROCK— Pastor— Rev. Lloyd Glenn, Rt. 1, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk — Miss Mary Jo Wetterman, Newdale, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. Gaither McMahan, Newdale, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Jim Geouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist— Mrs. Sylvia Geouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons— Mr. Ossie Geouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

BOLEN'S CREEK— Pastor— Rev. A. Z. Jamerson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

Clerk— Mr. Will Banks, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer — Mrs. Edgar Hensley, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt.— Mr. Ben Riddle, Burnsville, N. C. 

T. U. Director — Mrs. Herman Mason, Burnsville, N. C. 

W. M. U. Pres.— Mrs. Sol Harris, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

Brotherhood Pres.— Mr. Harold Harris, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

R. A. Chairman— Mr. Ben Riddle, Burnsville, N. C. 

Choir Director— Mrs. Tensie Bailey, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Organist— Charles Boone, Burnsville, N. C. 

Librarian — Mrs. Ben Riddle, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons — Mr. Herman Mason, Burnsville, N. C. 



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BROWN'S CREEK— Pastor— Rev. Ralph Mumpower, Swannanoa, 
N. C. 

Clerk— Mrs. Violet Ray, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer — Miss Barbara Smith, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt.— Mr. Troy Ray, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

T. U. Director— Mr. Ed Sparks, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

W. M. U. Pres.— Mrs. W. R. Robinson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Choir Director — Miss Barbara Smith, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist — Mrs. Marjorie Gibbs, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons — Rev. Barnett Ray, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST— Pastor— Rev. Harold L. McDonald, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

Clerk— Mr. Dover R. Fouts, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer — Mr. Charles H. Anglin, Box 275, Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt— Mr. I. E. Clevenger, Box 125, Burnsville, N. C. 

T. U. Director — Mr. Phillip Banks, Burnsville, N. C. 

W. M. U. Pres.— Mrs. B. R. Penland, Burnsville, N. C. 

Brotherhood Pres. — Mr. Edward Buckner, Burnsville, N. C. 

Choir Director — Mr. James L. Richardson, Mars Hill, N. C. 

Organist — Mrs. Phillip Ray, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chm. Recreation Comm. — Miss Sara Hensley, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons — Mr. Dover R. Fouts, Burnsville, N. C. 

BURNSVILLE, WEST— Pastor— Rev. Fred Harrell, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk — Mr. Emerson Woody, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer— Mr. W. L. Hullett, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. John Duncan, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director — Mr. George Murdock, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres.— Mrs. Ben Banks, Burnsville, N. C. 
Brotherhood Pres. — Mr. Nat Howell, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mrs. Gene Gardner, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Wilson Ray, Burnsville,, N. C. 
Organist — Mrs. Wilson Ray, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons— Mr. W. L. Hullett, Burnsville, N. C. 

BYRD'S CHAPEL— Pastor— Rev. Frank Parsons, Rt. 4, Bakersville, 

N - c. 

Clerk — Mrs. Fonze Whitson, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. Jack B. Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Britt Halloway, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mr. Jack Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Miss Mary Frances Johnson, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons— Mr. Addler Phillips, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

CANE RIVER— Pastor— Rev. M. H. Kendall, Box 403, Mars Hill, 
N. C. 

Clerk — Mr. Johnny Robertson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer — Mr. Walter Edwards, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt.— Mr. Billy Ray Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 

Choir Director — Mrs. James Covington, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist — Bruce Banks, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Organist — Mrs. Francis Robinson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons — Mr. Alvin Hensley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 



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CLAYMOUND — Pastor — Rev. Charlie McMahan, Micaville, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Biss McMahan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Hazel Wilson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt. — Rev. Charlie McMahan, Micaville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mrs. Charlie McMahan, Micaville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Mr. Junior Wyatt, Micaville, N. C. 

CONCORD— Pastor— Rev. Park Whitson, Marion, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Oscar Styles, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Oscar Styles, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Billy Anglin, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist— Miss Wilma Styles, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Mr. Oscar Styles, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

CRABTREE— Pastor— Rev. Niriam Phillips, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk — Mrs. Vernon Fox, Micaville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. Vernon Fox, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. H. J. McCurry, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director— Mr. H. J. McCurry, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Vernon Fox, Micaville, N. C. 
Organist — Miss Glenna Lee Thomas, Micaville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Mr. Hobart Burleson, Micaville, N. C. 
Chm. Missions Comm. — Mr. Lawrence King, Rt. 2, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

DOUBLE ISLAND— Pastor— Rev. Bruce Mathis, Rt. 1, Green Moun- 
tain, N. C. 

Clerk — Mrs. Roy Robinson, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. J. B. Thomas, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. J. B. Thomas, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mr. Calvin Boone, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, 

N. C. 

Pianist — Miss Glenda Robinson, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Organist — Miss Marlene Mathis, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Mr. Dewey Hoilman, Green Mountain, N. C. 

ELK SHOALS— Pastor— Rev. J. R. Surrett, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Clerk— Mr. Hoyt King, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. Hiram Higgins, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Leslie Proffitt, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Miss Wanda Robertson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Miss Diane Robertson, Miss Judy Hyleman, Rt. 4, 

Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Mr. Bis Randolph, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

FAIRVIEW— Pastor— Rev. Lloyd Glenn, Rt. 1, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk — Mr. Lawrence Cook, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer— Mrs. Ruth Hollifield, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Dayton Ballew, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mr. Carmen Ogle, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist— Mrs. Charles Bartlette, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Mr. Lawrence Cook, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Missions Comm.— Mr. Charles Bartlette, Rt. 5, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 



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HALL'S CHAPEL — Pastor — Rev. Arnold Robinson, Micaville, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Alice McMahan, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer— Mr. Edward Grindstaff, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt— Mr. Carl Grindstaff, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mrs. Arnold Robinson, Micaville, N. C. 
Pianist— Mr. Robert Gouge, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Mr. Walter Robinson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

INDIAN CREEK— Pastor— Rev. Murray DeWayne, Weaverville, 
North Carolina 
Clerk— Mr. W. L. Maney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Miss Ethel Maney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Sam Rathburn, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mrs. Frank Maney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Danny Ayres, Bald Creek, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons — Mr. Sam Rathburn, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

IVY GAP— Pastor— Rev. Allen McKinney, 2, Oteen Church Road, 

Asheville, N. C. 
Clerk— Miss Mae Wilson, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Pauline Chandler, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Nelson Chandler, Rt. 3, Weaverville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Rev. Allen McKinney, 2 Oteen Church Road, 

Asheville, N. C. 
Pianist— Miss Linda Chandler, Rt. 3, Weaverville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Mr. Nelson Chandler, Rt. 3, Weaverville, 

N. C. 

JACK'S CREEK— Pastor— Rev. Bill Buchanan, 410 Sunny Brook 
Drive, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk — Miss Lo Delia Duncan, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Miss Lo Delia Duncan, Route 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Wilson Hensley, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director— Mr. Molt Hensley, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mr. Clarence Laws, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist— Miss Shelda Woody, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres.— Mrs. Craig Woody, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — 

LAUREL BRANCH— Pastor— Rev. Robert Evans, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. J. E. Wilson, Rt. 6, Pensacola, N. C. 
Treasurer— Mrs. P. B. Wilson, Rt. 6, Pensacola, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. J. E. Wilson, Rt. 6, Pensacola, N. C. 
T. U. Director— Mrs. Walter Riddle, Rt. 6, Pensacola, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres. — Mrs. Carrie Passmore, Rt. 6, Pensacola, N. C. 
Choir Director — Miss Linda Wilson, Rt. 6, Pensacola, N. C. 
Pianist — Miss Sharon Williams, Rt. 6, Pensacola, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons— Mr. Thea Ray, Rt. 6, Pensacola, N. C. 

MT. MITCHELL— Pastor— Rev. Charles Willis, Box 106, Marion, 
N. C. 

Clerk— Mrs. Pervid Effler, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. Walter Wilson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Vernie Murphy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director— Rev. Charles Willis, Box 106, Marion, N. C. 



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Pianist — Mrs. Jessie Willis, Box 106, Marion, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons — Mr. Vernie Murphy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Librarian— Mrs. Pervid Effler, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

MT. PLEASANT— Pastor— Rev. E. J. Hall, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Ila Angel, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. B. M. Tomberlin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director— Mrs. E. J. Hall, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres. — Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mr. Flay Hensley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Ernest Hyleman, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Organist — Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Mr. Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 

PLEASANT GAP— Pastor— Rev. Lyda Ray, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— Mr. William O. Riddle, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. Fred Bailey, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Fonze Hughes, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director— Mr. Brown Wyatte, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Mr. Tony Wyatte, Micaville, N. C. 
Organist — Mr. Fred Ray, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Mr. Fred Ray, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 

PLEASANT GROVE— Pastor— Rev. Ben Rogers, Jr., Rt. 2, Pied- 
mont, S. C. 

Clerk — Mrs. Joy Letterman, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. Ray Lyle, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
S. S. Supt — Mr. Enzy Letterman, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
T. U. Director — Mr. Dennis Grinestaff, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, 
N. C. 

Choir Director — Patricia Letterman, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, 
N. C. 

Pianist — Miss Teresa Letterman, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Mr. John C. Woody, Green Mountain, N. C. 

PLEASANT VALLEY— Pastor— Rev. Harlon Ramsey, Mars Hill, 
N. C. 

Clerk— Mrs. Lena McPeters, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Gertrude Stone, Bald Creek, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Lawrence Ray, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mr. Bobby Thomas, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist— Miss Wanda Riddle, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Mr. Earnest Ray, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

PRICES CREEK— Pastor— Rev. Frank English, Rt. 3, Mars Hill, 
N. C. 

Clerk— Mr. Burl Austin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer — Mrs. Miller Ledford, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt.— Mr. Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Choir Director— Mr. Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist— Mr. Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons— Mr. Mack Ledford, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 



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RIVERSIDE— Pastor— Rev. Frank Phillips, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Clerk— Mr. Rotha Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. Rotha Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Jack Hensley, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mr. Jack Hensley, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist— Mrs. Max Fox, Box 326, Burnsville, N. C. and Miss 

Judy Ray, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons— Mr. T. K. Riddle, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

SHOAL CREEK— Pastor— Rev. Erby McKinney, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk, Mr. Terrill Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Grace B. Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Lee Delaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mr. Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Miss Rebecca Hughes, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Mr. Pursey Hughes, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

SOUTH ESTATOE— Pastor— Rev. Ralph Mumpower, 325 Wilson 
Ave., Swannanoa, N. C. 
Clerk— Mr. Fred Shufford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer— Mrs. Velma Shufford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Donald Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director— Mrs. Lou Rector, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres.— Mrs. Annie Autrey, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mrs. Lou Rector, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Donald Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Mr. Lewis Shufford, Franklin, N. C. 

WINDON— Pastor— Rev. Lee Woody, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Ralph Griffith, Box 372, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer— Mr. Ralph Griffith, Box 372, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Wayne Tipton, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director— Mr. Dennis Buchanan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director— Mr. Wayne Tipton, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist— Mrs. Ralph Griffith, Box 372, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Mr. Fred Buchanan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL— Pastor— Rev. Ted Braswell, Spruce Pine, 
N. C. 

Clerk— Mr. Billy Buchanan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Ray Robinson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Jay Laws, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mr. Lewis Crowder, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Miss Patsy Presnell, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons— Mr. Yates Laws, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

ZION— Pastor— Rev. Frank Phillips, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Clerk — Miss Jackie Foxx, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. Boyd Laws, Green Mountain, N. C. 
S. S. Supt. — Mr. Homer Ayres, Green Mountain, N. C. 
T. U. Director — Mrs. Mafra Laws, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mr. Ward Hilemon, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Pianist — 

Chm. of Deacons — Mr. Worley Ayres, Green Mountain, N. C. 



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CALENDAR 

(Activities suggested by Southern Baptist Convention and State 
Baptist Convention involving the local church and association will 
be promoted on designated dates.) 



August 28-Sept. 3 Week of Prayer for Associational Missions 

September 5 General Associational Officer's Meeting, Planning 

Meeting, Sunday School, Training Union, Woman's 

Missionary Union, Brotherhood 

September 26 Action Night, First Baptist Church 

September 30 Associational GA Meeting 

October 9 Deacons' Fellowship Meeting, Elk Shoal 

November 21 WMU Executive Board Meeting 

December 1 "M" Night 

Decembr 19 GA Christmas Party — First Baptist Church 

January 16 Sunday School Meeting 

February 13 GA Valentine Party 

February 20 WMU Executive Board Meeting 

March 18 Youth Night, Laurel Branch Church 

April 17 Sunday School Meeting, Brown's Creek Church 

May 14-20 GA Focus Week 

May 15 WMU Executive Board Meeting 

June 19 Training Union Meeting, Mt. Pleasant 

July 17 Sunday School Meeting, Young's Chapel 

July 31 Annual WMU Meeting 

August 15 Annual Meeting of Yancey Baptist Association 

August 16 Annual Meeting of Yancey Baptist Association 

August 21 WMU Executive Board Meeting 



MESSENGERS TO ASSOCIATION 

BALD CREEK— Mr. Arthur Edwards, Mr. Andrew Edwards, Mrs 

Sara Garland, Mrs. Jewell Hensley, Mr. Worley Hensley. 
BLUE ROCK— Rev. Lloyd Glenn, Mr. Johnny Thomas, Mrs. Pauline 

McMahan, Mrs. Grace Allen, Mr. Gaither McMahan. 
BOLEN'S CREEK— Mrs. Mollie Silver, Mrs. Tensie Bailey, Mrs. 

Sol Harris, Mrs. Atlas Hensley, Mrs. Harold Harris, Mrs. Don 

McGilliard. 

BROWN'S CREEK— Mrs. Henry Silver, Rev. Barnett Ray, Mrs. 

Mollie Robinson, Mrs. Thomas Carroll, Mrs. Merritt Smith, Mrs. 

Ben Geouge, Mrs. Robert Wilson. 
BURNSVILLE, FIRST— Mrs. Sallie B. Butner, Mrs. Herschel Hol- 

combe, Miss Sara Hensley, Mrs. B. R. Penland, Mrs. Frank 

King, Mrs. Frank Lewis, Mrs. Coy Sparks, Mrs. M. D. Bailey, 

Mrs. I. E. Clevenger, Mrs. W. Z. Robertson, Mr. H. G. Bailey, 

Mr. G. B. Woody, Mr. Floyd Byrson, Mr Guss Peterson, Mr. 

Cecil Hilliard, Rev. Ralph Young. 
BURNSVILLE, West— Mrs. Addie Allen, Mrs. Barbara Ray, Mrs. 

Chloe Ella Ray, Mrs. Janet Banks, Mrs. Rheba Woody. 
BYRD'S CHAPEL— Mr. Eulus Bennett, Mr. Wilkie Randolph, Mrs. 

Nellie Bennett, Mr. Fonze Whitson, Mr. Lark Adkins. 
CANE RIVER— Mr. Johnny Robertson, Mrs. Alvin Hensley. Mrs. 

Walter Edwards, Mr. Crate Higgins, Mrs. Helena King, Glenda 

Mae Styles. 



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CRABTREE— Mrs. Rex Wilson, Mrs. Wesley McCurry, Mr. Haskel 
McCurry, Mrs. Roby Silvers, Mrs. Edd Thomas, Mr. Lawrence 
King. 

ELK SHOAL— Mr. Hiram Higgins, Mr. Cloyd Haney, Mr. Alee 
King, Mr. Roy Mathis, Mr. Charlie King, Mr. John Mcintosh. 

FAIRVIEW— Mr. Charles Bartlette, Mr. J. C. Robinson, Mr. Calvin 
Wilson, Mrs. Roxie Ballew, Mrs. Isabell Ballew, Mr. Cecil 
Huskins. 

HALL'S CHAPEL— Rev. and Mrs. Arnold Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. 

Carl Grindstaff, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Grindstaff. 
IVY GAP — Miss Mae Wilson, Mrs. Robbie Ferguson, Mrs. Myrtle 

Fender, Miss Sandra Buckner, Mr. Woodrow Chandler, Miss 

Minnie Wilson, Mr. Nelson Chandler. 
JACK'S CREEK— Mr. Will Duncan, Mr. Burnie Hunter, Mrs. Ethel 

Laughrun. 

LAUREL BRANCH— Mrs. P. B. Wilson, Miss Linda Wilson, Miss 
Claudette Wilson. 

MT. MITCHELL— Mrs. Jessie Willis, Mrs. Zeldia Kirby, Mrs. Bertie 
Wilson, Mr. Danny Willie, Mr. Homer Wilson, Mr. Ohle Car- 
roll, Mr. Gary Murphy, Mrs. Perva Effler, Mrs. Pauline Car- 
roll, Mrs. Maggie Wilson, Mrs. Bessie Wilson. 

MT. PLEASANT— Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, Mrs. Edd Hill, Miss 
Vergie Duncan, Mrs. E. J. Hall. 

PLEASANT GROVE— Mrs. Andrew Johnson, Mrs. Joy Letterman, 
Mrs. Lucille Lyle, Mrs. Martha Sparks, Mr. John C. Woody. 

PRICE'S CREEK— Mrs. Delia Wilson, Mrs. Bill Buckner, Mrs. 
Boyd Shepherd, Mrs. Miller Ledford. 

RIVERSIDE— Mrs. Retha Bailey, Mrs. Lawrence Hall, Mrs. Carl 
Mcintosh, Mr. Mack Mcintosh. 

SHOAL CREEK— Mr. Lee Dulaney, Mr. Verlin Hughes, Mrs. Nina 
Young, Mrs. Elizabeth Huskins. 

SOUTH ESTATOE— Mrs. Annie Autrey, Mrs. Velma Shuford, Miss 
Sabra Murphy, Mrs. Marilyn Young, Miss Lillian Shuford. 

WINDOM— Mr. Rex Hughes, Mr. Will Beaver, Mrs. Wyman Robin- 
son, Joyce Hughes. 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL— Mr. Jay Laws, Mrs. Mary Sparks, Mrs. Estella 
Young, Mrs. Kate Sparks, Mr. Billy Buchanan. 

ZION — Mrs. Mary Robinson, Mr. Ray Foxx. 

ORDAINED MINISTERS NOT PASTORS 



Batty, Kenneth, O. M Johnson City, Tenn. (Byrd's Chapel) 

Bennett, Richmond, O. M Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. (Byrd's Chapel) 

Boone, Arthur, O. M Green Mountain, N. C. (Double Island) 

Bradford, Monroe, O. M Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. (Bald Creek) 

Edwards, Emory, O. M Burnsville, N. C. (Bald Creek) 

Haney, Cloyd, O. M Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. (Elk Shoal) 

Henson, Roy, O. M Burnsville, N. C. (Windom) 

Hughes, Jessie, O. M Green Mountain, N. C. (Zion) 

Letterman, Theo, O. M Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. (South Estatoe) 



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Ray, Barnett, O. M Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. (Brown's Creek) 

Ray, Ellis, O. M Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. (Price's Creek) 

Ray, Elzie, O. M Burnsville, N. C. (Pleasant Valley) 

Riddle, Edd, O. M Morganton, N. C. (Cane River) 

Robinson, Andy, O. M Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. (Bald Creek) 

Sparks, Carl L. M Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. (Pleasant Gap) 

Wheeler, Carl, O. M Burnsville, N. C. (Windom) 

Woody, Arthur, O. M Green Mountain, N. C. (Double Island) 

Wyatt, Arthur, O. M Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. (Crabtree) 

Young, Ralph, O. M Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. (Burnsville, First) 

MINISTERS LICENSED DURING YEAR 

Carroll, Claude Weaverville, N. C. (Pleasant Valley) 

Carroll, Shelby Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. (Mt. Mitchell) 

Cook, Vern Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. (Young's Chapel) 

Garland, Phillip Burnsville, N. C. (Zion) 

Ray, Tommie Burnsville, N. C. (Pleasant Valley) 

MINISTERS ORDAINED DURING YEAR 

Garland, Phillip Burnsville, N. C. (Zion) 



OUR BELOVED DEAD 

BALD CREEK— Mrs. Hattie Haney, Mrs. Lizzie Pate, Mrs. Mary 
Haney. 

BLUE ROCK— Mrs. Ida Honeycutt, Mr. Nas Edge. 
BOLEN'S CREEK— Mrs. Angie Banks, Mr. Luther Robinson. 
BURNSVILLE, FIRST— Mrs. Plato Penland, Mr. W. B. Woody, 

Mrs. Robert Styles. 
BURNSVILLE, WEST— Mr. Jack Gibbs, Mr. S. J. Brown. 
BYRD'S CHAPEL— Mr. Robert Edwards (Deacon), Mrs. Hettie 

Hannum. 

CANE RIVER— Mrs. George Allen Fender. 

CRABTREE— Mr. Leland Harris, Mrs. Paul Smith, Miss Pearl 
Boone. 

DOUBLE ISLAND— Mrs. Victoria Woody, Mrs. Nellie Hoilman, 

Mrs. Laura Thomas. 
ELK SHOAL— Mrs. Ida Edwards. 
INDIAN CREEK— Mr. James Henry Robinson. 
IVY GAP— Mr. G. W. Chandler, Mr. Bob King (Deacon) 
MT MITCHELL— Mr. Talmadge Wilson. 

MT. PLEASANT— Miss Anastasia Tomberlin, Mr. Charlie Hill. 
PLEASANT GAP— Mr. Jess Buchanan, Mrs. Mary Robinson, Mr. 
Walt Hughes, Mr. Bill Buchanan. 

PLEASANT GROVE— Mrs. Julia Jarrette, Mrs. Desta Garland, 

Mr. Cling Hughes. 
SOUTH ESTATOE— Mr. Gaither Simmons. 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL— Mr. Billy Butner, Miss Bissie Howell, Mrs. 
Mary Lee Conley. 



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PROCEEDINGS 

TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 16, 1966 

1 — The 88th annual session of the Yancey Baptist Association 
opened in the First Baptist Church of Burnsville, N. C. on Tuesday 
morning, August 16th at 9:40 with a musical meditation by the 
organist, Miss Madge Carter. Rev. A. Z. Jamerson, moderator, 
called the association to order, and Rev. Bill Buchanan gave the 
call to worship and led the opening player. The hymn, "Let All 
On Earth Their Voices Raise" was sung by Miss Susan Hensley. 
The Reverend Harold L. McDonald, pastor of First Baptist Church 
brought the devotional message of the morning. His topic was 
"Proclaiming the Gospel through Bible Study and Prayer." "I 
Love to Tell The Story" was sung by the congregation, led by 
chorister, Mrs. Tensie Bailey. 

2 — The first item of business to be enacted by the association 
was to adopt the program with the theme "Proclaiming the Gospel 
to All Nations" as outlined by the executive board. A roll call 
of the churches was taken by the clerk, with 21 churches being 
represented, by a total of 129 messengers. 

The following committees were appointed by the moderator: 
PLACE AND PREACHER: Rev. Fred Harrell, Mr. Will Duncan, 
Mrs. Sol Harris. 

APPRECIATION: Mr. H. G. Bailey, Mrs. Herman Angel, Mrs. 
Hattie Silvers. Mr. Jamerson asked all visitors to stand and in- 
troduce themselves to the congregation. New ministers to be in- 
troduced were: Rev. Allen McKinney, Ivy Gap Baptist Church 
and Rev. J. R. Surrett, Elk Shoals Baptist Church. They were wel- 
comed by the moderator. Announcements were made about the 
exhibits in the choir rooms. Members of Girls' Auxiliary had on 
display notebooks, maps, posters, flags, and other items, made in 
their work on Forward Steps. 

3 — Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, Missions Chairman, spoke on "His 
Wonderful Love Proclaim Through Mission Gifts". 

4 — Mr. Edward Buckner outlined the work of the Brotherhood, 
and reported that only three churches in the association now have 
active Brotherhood organizations. 

5 — The Woman's Missionary Union Report was given by the 
president, Mrs. Herschel Holcombe. 

6 — Miss Laura Mae Hilliard reported on Training Union Work. 

7 — The associational Sunday School Superintendent, Rev. Har- 
old McDonald gave the Sunday School report and stated that for 
the first time in many years, that Sunday School Attendance had 
increased instead of decreased. 

8 — Adoption of all reports as recorded in the "Book of Reports" 
was moved and approved. 

9— The hymn "Will There Be Any Stars In My Crown" was 
sung by the Misses Wanda and Dianne Robinson. 

10 — The annual sermon was preached by the Reverend Fred 
Harrell, pastor of West Burnsville Church. His topic was "Cal- 
vary". 

11 — The group adjourned for lunch and fellowship after a 
musical benediction sung by Miss Susan Hensley. 



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TUESDAY AFTERNOON 



12 — Following the musical meditation by the organist, Rev. Bill 
Buchanan gave the Call to Worship and led in prayer. Miss Susan 
Hensley sang "So Let Our Lips and Lives Express". The devotional 
was brought by Rev. Allen McKinney, pastor of Ivy Gap Church. 

13 — The report of the Appreciation Committee was read by the 
Chairman, Mr. H. G. Bailey and adopted. 

14 — Officers for the ensuing year were elected as follows: 
Moderator Rev. A. Z. Jamerson 



15 — An offering was taken to cover travel expenses for Rev. 
Nane Starnes who will speak at the evening session and for Mr. 
A. S. Lamm who will bring the message to the association on the 
second day. A part of this offering will be used to help with the 
expense of providing lunch for the Mills Home Choir as they pro- 
ceed on their way Wednesday. 

16 — Miss Sara Hensley, Christian Education Chairman, told of 
the work of the Baptist Colleges in North Carolina, and the need 
for the churches to contribute generously to the Christian Educa- 
tion Offering. Miss Hensley introduced Dr. Fred Bentley, who 
was recently installed as president of Mars Hill College. Dr. Bent- 
ley's topic was "Forth With Thy Message Send Us To Our Col- 
leges". 

17 — Mr. Guss Peterson gave the report on Christian Literature, 
and informed the group that 195 Biblical Recorders come into the 
association each week. Mr. Peterson also stated that the price of 
this publication has not changed in one hundred years. Mr. C. W. 
Bazemore, Associate Editor of the Biblical Recorded was introduced 
and stressed the importance of reading Christian Literature. 

18 — The congregation stood and joined in the singing of the 
hymn "From Ocean to Ocean". 

19 — Dr. W. K. McGee spoke on the ministry of North Carolina 
Baptist Hospital. He pointed out the increasing difficulty of pro- 
viding care for patients who cannot pay for it. 

20 — Mrs. M. D. Bailey, chairman of Homes for The Aging, 
introduced Dr. William Poole, who talked to the group about the 
importance of this work. 

21 — In the closing moments of the session, Miss Susan Hensley 
sang "A Charge to Keep I Have" and Rev. E. J. Hall led in prayer 
for Mr. B. R. Penland, associational treasurer, who is to undergo 
major surgery on Thursday morning. 



22— The evening session of the Yancey Baptist Association con- 
vened in the Bolen's Creek Baptist Church at 7:20 with musical 
meditation by the organist, Miss Madge Carter. The opening 
hymn "Send The Light" was announced by the chorister, Mrs. 
Tensie Bailey. The prayer was made by Mr. Pylar McMahan. 

23 — Roll call was made with a total of 14 churches responding. 



Associate Moderator 
Clerk 



Rev. Allen McKinney 
Mrs. Jess Styles 



TUESDAY NIGHT 



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The number of messengers attending was 124. Pastors and visitors 
were recognized by the moderator. 

24 — "O Zion Haste" was sung by the congregation. 

25 — The message of the evening "Proclaim to Every People, 
Tongue, and Nation" was brought by the Reverend Nane Starnes, 
pastor of West Asheville Baptist Church. 

26 — The Mills Home Choir was introduced by its director, Mr. 
Kenneth Little. A program of sacred music was brought to the 
association by the choir. 

27 — The closing prayer was led by Rev. A. Z. Jamerson. 

WEDNESDAY MORNING 

28 — The closing session of the association met with Mt. Pleasant 
Baptist Church on Wednesday morning, August 17th, at 9:50 with 
a musical meditation by the organist. The Associate Moderator, 
Rev. Bill Buchanan, gave the Call to Worship and called upon 
Chaplain L. H. Hollingsworth, of Wake Forest College to lead the 
opening prayer. Miss Susan Hensley sang "Ye Servants of God". 
The devotional message was brought by Rev. E. J. Hall, pastor of 
Mt. Pleasant Church. 

29 — The roll call was given by the clerk. 48 messengers were 
present, representing 11 churches. 

30 — Mr. H. G. Bailey gave the report of the nominating com- 
mittee and moved its adoption by the association. The motion 
carried. 

31 — It was moved and adopted to change the name of "Tem- 
perance Chairman" to "Christian Action Chairman". 

32 — The moderator appointed the following committees: 
Nominating: Charles Tomberlin, Mrs. Emerson Woody, Mrs. 

Ben Banks, Mrs. Andrew Johnson, Miss Laura Mae 
Hilliard. 

Executive: Mr. Dawson Briggs, Rev. Harold McDonald, 
Miss Wanda Robertson, Mrs. Herschel Holcombe, 
Mr. Jack Mcintosh, Rev. Arthur Thomas, Rev. 
Allen McKinney, Miss Madge Carter, Rev. Ralph 
Mumpower. 

33 — The congregation sang "O For a Thousand Tongues to 
Sing." 

34 — Dr. E. L. Spivey, Director of the Division of Missions, 
spoke on the Spiritual Life Growth Plan. 

35 — Chaplain L. H. Hollingsworth spoke briefly on the im- 
portance of world missions. 

36 — Rev. Fred Harrell presented the report of the Places and 
Preacher Committee as follows: 

Place: 1st Day — Price's Creek 

Night Session — Jack's Creek 
2nd Day — West Burnsville 
Preacher: Rev. Allen McKinney 
The report was adopted by the association. 

37 — The Appreciation Committee report was read by the Chair- 
man, Mr. H. G. Bailey, and adopted. 



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38 — A recommendation was made by Rev. E. J. Hall to appoint 
a committee to study the constitution and bring it up to date. The 
motion was carried and the following committee was appointed 
by the moderator: 

Mr. Dover Fouts, Rev. Harold McDonald, Miss Madge Car- 
ter, Miss Laura Mae Hilliard, Rev. E. J. Hall. 

39 — An Anthem "Above All Else" was sung by young people 
from Mt. Pleasant, Burnsville First, and Bolen's Creek churches. 

40 — The closing message of the meeting was brought by Mr. 
A. S. Lamm, pioneer missionary to North Dakota. 

41 — The closing prayer was led by Mr. Monroe Mcintosh, and 
Miss Susan Hensley sang a musical benediction. 

Ushers for all sessions of the association were members of 
Girls' Auxiliary who had passed off advanced Forward Steps. 
They were Virginia Bedford, Marsha Banner, Pam Styles, (Queen 
Regents); Julia Banks, Linda Deyton, (Queens-with-a-Scepter) and 
Janice Hunter, (Queen-in-Service). 

REPORT — MISSION GIFTS 

Some of the churches in our association are trying to go for- 
ward in the teachings of our Lord. 

11 churches gave $2942 to Foreign Missions during 65-66, 
twelve churches gave $2585 last year through the Southern Bap- 
tist Convention office. 

10 churches gave $1038 to Southern Baptist Convention Home 
Missions, last year eight churches gave $969. 

Last year and this year six or more churches gave to other 
Foreign Missionaries. 

We had 11 churches giving $767 to State Missions or thirty- 
seven dollars more than ten churches gave last year. 

Looking at these gifts can we say we are advancing as we 
should in Mission Gifts? Our Lord has been good to us, let's pray 
and give that our mission offerings will grow and we can help 
others know and serve our Lord. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, 
Mission Chairman 

BROTHERHOOD REPORT 

In organizations — Brotherhoods and Royal Ambassador Chap- 
ters we can at least say we are "holding our own". This is also 
true in Brotherhood membership — forty-seven members reported 
last year and forty-seven this year. This is not true of Royal 
Ambassador membership as a loss of twelve was reported. 

We need to feel the challenge and the urgency to do some- 
thing about this condition. God stands ready to provide leader- 
ship for those who will enter the field to labor and He, also, will 
provide the wisdom and power we need, if we who are His chil- 
dren will do our part. 

More members are needed in the now organized organizations 
and more churches need to provide this organization for the men 
and boys of their membership. Twenty-nine churches are with- 



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out a Brotherhood and twenty-nine churches provide no Royal 
Ambassador work for their boys. How the heart of God must be 
grieved with this situation! As we read the story of the Shepherd's 
concern over one sheep out of the fold we are stabbed awake with 
the realization that our situation is much more tragic than that! 

Surely we will do better this year. Now is the time to begin 
to "paint a different picture". 

Respectfully submitted, 
W. L. Hullet 
Brotherhood President 

BIBLE SCHOOL REPORT 

"Behold I have set before you an open door and no man can 
shut it." Surely one of the open doors for churches is the teach- 
ing of God's Word through our Bible School Program — the pro- 
claiming of the Gospel to boys and girls three through sixteen. 
Any church may enter this door which will pay the price of en- 
listing workers, deciding on a time and providing the materials. 
Boys and girls are always ready to come. 

This year we had twenty churches deciding to enter this door. 
Think of the harvest reaped — 427% hours of Bible study, singing, 
worship, play, handwork, 993 boys and girls reached and given 
the opportunity to increase in wisdom, in stature and in favor with 
God and man, 162 workers fulfilling God's command to be busy 
about the Father's Business, 23 coming to know Jesus Christ as 
Saviour, $229.70 given to make Christ known here and to the far 
fringes of the earth! 

We had four standard schools — Bolen's Creek; Burnsville, 
First; Fairview and Jack's Creek. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Doris G. Tomberlin 
Bible School Director 

DEACON FELLOWSHIP 

After having discontinued the deacon fellowship meetings for 
some time it was decided to start them again last year. There have 
been three meetings held to date, at Mt. Pleasant, West Burns- 
ville, and Jack's Creek. I believe that every person who has at- 
tended our meetings during the past year has been thrilled and 
challenged by the inspirational messages that we have heard, by 
the worship we have had, and by the fellowship that has been so 
evident each time. A number of churches have not been repre- 
sented but we are hoping that in the coming year more churches 
will be represented. 

Man is a social creature and if he lives life to the fullest he 
must meet with, share with, and worship with other people. 

Our theme song for the year has been "Blest Be the Tie", 
and I am sure that those of us who have been present have bene- 
fited much by the fellowship that we have experienced. 

Deacons share a unique position in the church. We are to 
help the pastor in such ways that it will give him more time for 
study, and prayer, so that his time will not be taken for adminis- 
tration and extra-curricular activities. Deacons must promote har- 



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mony within the church and certainly one duty of the deacon is to 
protect fellowship within the church. 

We must not be satisfied with conditions as they are. When 
we are content with conditions as they exist we will not accom- 
plish anything worthwhile. 

Deacons must by every act proclaim the message of love and 
understanding if our churches are to reach the lost people of our 
land. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Jack Mcintosh 

TRAINING UNION REPORT 

An athlete was never made by mere instruction. No soldier 
was ever trained by mere study of a manual. Not the hearers of 
the law, but the doers are justified before God. So we must not 
stand still simply listening, we must go forward proclaiming Christ 
to the world. 

We have eleven churches in our association training in Church 
Membership with 559 people enrolled in these Training Unions. 
Our average attendance was 330. 

Our M Night and Youth Night were well attended. 

We had one Junior to enter the Memory Work Tournament. 
Barry Cornwell of the First Baptist Church, Burnsville, was de- 
clared a winner. We are proud of him. 

Let me urge you to support and use the Training Union as 
a means toward a more effective Christian witness through your 
local church. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Wanda Robertson, Director 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION REPORT 

"Laborers together with God" — eight churches in this asso- 
ciation are working through a Missionary Society in the promotion 
of Missions at home and to the ends of the earth. Five churches 
report one or more Junior Organizations. 

There are several encouraging facts about the work-more so- 
cieties observed an entire Week of Prayer for Home and Foreign 
Missions, the G.A.'s held an associational meeting each quarter 
and the executive committee met each quarter. Perhaps, the two 
highlights of the year were a Graded Mission Study held in Feb- 
ruary with more than one hundred present and a Coronation 
Service. At this service Pam Styles, Marsha Banner and Virginia 
Bodford received their capes — our first Queens Regent. 

This year's record has been written and with Paul let us say, 
"Forgetting those things which are behind, I press toward the 
mark of the high calling in Christ Jesus." There is much to be 
done — do we not hear Christ as He says — "Arise, let us go"; 
go on to do better work in the now organized societies and Junior 
organizations, go on to reach more churches for these mission 
organizations. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. Herschel Holcombe, President 



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SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT 

The Sunday School has traditionally been the outreach arm of 
the church in the area of evangelism and enlistment. A decrease 
in Sunday School enrollment and evening attendance is a dis- 
turbing fact for it indicates a decrease in the total outreach of a 
church. 

For the past 10 years, both Sunday School enrollment and 
average attendance have been in the decrease in the Yancey Asso- 
ciation, dropping from 3641 in 1956 to 3104 in 1964-65. In last 
year's associational meeting, our churches were challenged by this 
decrease to turn the tide and begin the climb back upward. When 
Baptist Churches, under God's leadership, make up their minds to 
work, things begin to happen. During the past year, 1965-66, the 
Sunday Schools of our association made the first significant in- 
crease in more than 10 years. Our Sunday Schools showed an in- 
crease in enrollment of 169 and in average attendance of 216 over 
1964-65. 

These encouraging figures indicate that three things have been 
going on in our association during the past year: 

1. There has been a Christian concern for the lost and un- 
enlisted. 

2. There has been prayer for those who were lost and un- 
enlisted. 

3. There has been work in making an active effort to reach 
the lost and unenlisted. 

The coming year, 1966-67, with its great emphasis in the Church 
Growth Plan and the Adult Thrust, provides our churches with 
an even greater opportunity for reaching the unreached. 

Let us offer our thanks to God for the significant increase of 
last year and pray earnestly for a continuation of our concern, 
prayers, and willingness to work as we labor together with God 
in fields that "are white already to harvest." 

Respectfully submitted, 
Harold L. McDonald 
Sunday School Superintendent 
Yancey Baptist Association 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION REPORT 

In the fall of 1965 approximately 11,414 young men and women 
were enrolled in our seven Baptist Colleges in North Carolina. Is 
it not a joy to know that our denomination can have the privilege 
of offering wonderful Christian training to this many young peo- 
ple who will go out tomorrow to be our leaders? 

As of now, about 600 men and women who expect to give 
their lives to one of the Christian vocations are enrolled in one 
of these colleges. These include: pastors, chaplains, directors of 
church music, home and foreign missionaries, teachers, institu- 
tional workers, denominational workers, and many others. 

The Cooperative Program, as we have said so many times be- 
fore, is the lifeline for North Carolina Baptist Colleges. For 1966 
The Cooperative Program income for our seven Baptist Colleges 
represents an endowment in excess of $35,000,000. This guaranteed 
annual income is an important factor in maintaining accreditation. 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 21 



An advance for the Cooperative Program is always an advance for 
Christian higher education. 

We are grateful that more churches each year are participat- 
ing in the observance of Christian Education Day, which is always 
on Father's Day. In observing this special day our churches have 
an opportunity to become better acquainted with the contribution 
of our Baptist Colleges to the denomination, and to make an offer- 
ing over and above the regular Cooperative Program offering. This 
offering now amounts to more than $100,000. From our associa- 
tion this year $227 was given for this special offering by seven 
churches. Was this enough? Do not more churches need to give? 

At the close of the school year, 1966, two of our college presi- 
dents, Dr. Hoyt Blackwell of Mars Hill College and Dr. Carlyle 
Campbell, Meredith College, retired after many years of outstand- 
ing Christian leadership. Dr. Leslie Campbell, Campbell College, 
has announced his retirement as of June 1967. Mere words can 
never express the great contribution that these men have made 
to the cause of Christian higher education, but for countless years 
to come we shall see their work through the many lives that have 
gone out from the colleges they have served. Yes, we can certainly 
say, "Theirs' has been a work well done." 

As the fine Christian men who have been chosen, or will be 
chosen, to succeed these great leaders step forward and put their 
hands to the wheel to steer our colleges through many more years 
of Christian leadership and higher education, may we each remind 
ourselves of the task that is ours to understand them with our 
prayers day by day, and our continued support of the Cooperative 
Program. 

Your concern and my concern, and the concern of all Baptists 
everywhere will determine what our Baptist colleges will be. How 
great is our concern for our colleges and for Christian Educa- 
tion? 

Respectfully submitted, 
Sara Hensley 

Christian Education Chairman 
Yancey Baptist Association 

CHRISTIAN LITERATURE REPORT 

Southern Baptists have an abundant supply of Christian lit- 
erature written by well prepared, efficient Baptists, whose views 

■ are reliable and wholesome. We should feed our minds and souls 
upon it, keep it before our young people at all times, when we go 

( out, when we come in, when we sit down, when we rise up. Let 
us teach it. 

There has been some improvement in the Association during 
the past year. According to reports received, Mt. Pleasant sets 
the example by sending Home Life and The Biblical Recorder into 
every home. Bolen's Creek sends the Home Life into every home 
and The Biblical Recorder to each officer and teacher of the Sun- 
day School. Home Missions and The Commission go into several 
homes. Burnsville, First has a Recorder Club of 34 members, sends 
Home Life to shut-ins. The above named magazines, Christian 
Herald and others go by private subscription into the homes of 



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22 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



West Burnsville and other Church Communities. Most of the 
churches use the regular Baptist Literature published by our own 
presses in Nashville, Tennessee. We should use our own literature 
because: 

Many important issues are facing North Carolina Baptists. 
Churches are making decisions on the Life and Work Curriculum. 
For a period of at least six months the Recorder will run both les- 
sons, Life and Work Curriculum and the Uniform Lessons. 

In our state, changing conditions are raising serious questions 
about the fate of almost every institution we support. In the near 
future Baptists will have to decide our future course in Higher 
Education and in Social Service Institutions, especially in view of 
increased government participation in these area. The Recorder 
will present the issues and possible choices open to us. 

In addition to issues within our own denomination, new and 
disturbing clouds are on the horizon everywhere. Talk of a new 
Morality, the so-called Death of God Movement, and the drastic 
changes in young people's attitudes toward the church are being 
widely discussed. Christians need to be informed on these trends. 

A drive is taking shape in North Carolina for liquor-by-the- 
drink. The 1967 General Assembly will consider such proposals 
and Baptists need a dependable source of information so they can 
act when necessary. The Recorder will give on the spot coverage. 

Instead of merely receiving this as a report, please take definite 
action to see that THE BIBLICAL RECORDER soon goes to every 
family in your church membership. All of us know that the 
Recorder is just as important as other literature which our churches 
distribute, if not more so. No other publication can take the place 
of the Biblical Recorder. 

In these inflationary times, it is refreshing to have something 
that is not out of reach financially. Under the Church Budget 
Plan, the Recorder is available at $2 a year — the same price it 
was more than 100 years ago. Your church will be a stronger 
church with every family receiving our church paper. Don't de- 
lay this important decision, especially in view of the issues facing 
North Carolina Baptists in the coming year. I recommend that all 
churches have a Recorder representative and that the person se- 
cure a club of 4 or more to the Recorder, and report this to the 
representative next July. 

Respectfully submitted 
Gus Peterson 

BAPTIST HOSPITAL REPORT 

The story of Baptist Hospital at Winston-Salem is a familiar 
one but each time it is told, the hospital becomes a greater source 
of pride and challenge. Today there are 532 beds. There is an 
educational program with some 700 students enrolled. 

A program to promote the spiritual health of patients is con- 
ducted by the Department of Pastoral Care. Every person ad- 
mitted to the hospital is visited by a chaplain — more than once 
if more visits would be helpful. Worship services are held in 
Davis Memorial Chapel each day. 

The School of Pastoral Care has trained 1,027 ministers and 
religious workers since it opened in 1947. Those trained go back 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 23 



to the local situation extending the ministry of the Hospital to 
many sections. 

Ninety-four of the one hundred counties were represented by 
those receiving treatment and care in the Outpatient Department 
this year. This department is operated for the benefit of patients 
who need financial help. This is where the Mother's Day Offering 
goes. 

In 1965 a great deal of exceptional new equipment was added. 
25,000 was invested in keeping the equipment in good condition. 
Here are some interesting facts: 

1,892 births in 1965. Formulas for babies averaged 35 a day 
3,000 meals, on an average served each day, daily cost of 
$1,350 

550 prescriptions, on an average, filled each day 
As we support the hospital with our prayers and with our gifts 
on Mother's Day and through the Cooperative Program we become 
a part of that great host Jesus had in mind as He said, "I was sick 
and ye visited Me." Twenty-five of the churches in this asso- 
ciation gave $1932 last year to this worthy cause. We hate to say 
this but we must be truthful — this is less than last year. Will 
you join me in saying that we will try with God's help to make 
this a different picture next year? 

Respectfully submitted 

Mrs. Andrew Johnson, Chairman 

| NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HOMES FOR THE AGING 

N. C. Baptist Homes for the Aging have ministered to 172 
\ deserving older men and women. All of these have been blessed 
by the love gifts of North Carolina Baptist, through the Special 
offering, received on the third Sunday of February each year, and 
through their share in the Cooperative Program. 

The Special Day offering for 1966 is at an all time high and 
looks as if it might be $100,000.00 for the first time. Even though 
there has been a 5% increase in the offering from last year, costs 
have advanced 7%. 

During the past year there have been fewer deaths than 
previously, and the critically ill, in many instances, have been 
] brought back to a measure of reasonably good health. Nursing 
care has been of the highest quality, and we rejoice to know how 
! far our concern and our gifts go in ministering to the needs of the 
residents, particularly at the point of kind loving care in illness. 

Perhaps the outstanding paradox in all of our Homes is that 
the first resident to receive a Medicare Card, during this first year 
of the operation of Medicare, is the oldest resident, who never 
i takes any medication at all and who does not need to see a doctor, 
or go to the hospital. She is Aunt Fannie Drumwright, who cele- 
brated her 105th birthday in July. 

It is anticipated that construction will begin on the fifth Home 
at Yanceyville during the coming year, and when it is completed, 
we will be able to minister in all of our Homes to 200 older men 
and women and relieve, in measure, the terrific pressure of a long 
waiting list of 170 people. 

This ministry of love, in Christ's name, is dependent upon the 



24 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



concern, the love, the prayers, and the increased financial support 
of North Carolina Baptists. It is disappointing to report that only 
NINE of the 32 churches in this association helped in this work 
last year and they gave only $526. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. M. D. Bailey, Chairman 
Homes for tHe Aging 
Yancey Baptist Association 

CHILDREN'S HOMES REPORT 

Under the impact of the life, ministry and teachings of Christ 
and under the leadership of the Holy Spirit, North Carolina Bap- 
tists, eighty-one years ago launched a Christian ministry of child 
care. This has grown considerably and is widely recognized for 
its qualities of service and pioneering spirit. Sons and daughters 
of the Children's Homes are scattered throughout the world. They 
are actively engaged in all walks of life and are making a sig- 
nificant contribution to the uplift of mankind as a result of their 
early Christian training made possible by North Carolina Baptists 
and other friends. 

As we continue to build upon foundations already laid, spe- 
cial attention is being given certain areas of child care. An al- 
ready strong program of group care is being strengthened at Mills 
Home, Kennedy Home and Odum Home. A good decree of progress 
has been realized in working with emotionally disturbed children 
at Greer Home in Chapel Hill. The demonstration Child Develop- 
ment Program for preschool children, conducted on the Mills Home 
campus, has had an excellent first year of operation. Prospects 
are encouraging for a home for children in the western part of 
the state to more adequately serve the needs of our people who 
live west of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Constant attention is being 
given to more effective ways of meeting the highly specialized 
needs of children coming out of broken and inadequate home situ- 
ations. 

We have a large number of good Christian homes for the care 
of foster children. More are needed in all sections of the state. 
Foster homes serve children of all ages and are of particular ad- 
vantage for some who have special needs. Couples with or with- 
out children of their own who have an abundance of love find 
this to be a challenging and rewarding opportunity of Christian 
service. 

The Children's Homes are receiving an increasing income 
through the Cooperative Program. Last Year's Thanksgiving Of- 
fering is approaching three hundred fifteen thousand dollars and 
is the largest ever. Special gifts such as the Once-a-month offer- 
ing continue to provide a substantial part of the income. Through 
estate planning and the making of Christian wills an increasing 
number of individuals and families are investing in present and 
future generations of boys and girls who are in need of the services 
of the Baptist Children's Homes. 

Twenty-five churches in the Yancey Association gave $3,302. 
We need to do better than this — we need 32 churches giving, ex- 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 25 



pressing their love for those in "our care" because of certain home 
conditions. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Vergis Anglin, Chairman 
Children's Homes 
Yancey Baptist Association 

CHRISTIAN ACTION REPORT 

The very small amount of information that I have been able 
to get concerning a Christian Action program in the Baptist 
Churches of our Yancey Association is limited to the Baptist Cree 
which is recognized, with emphasis, by the pastors and by the 
teachers in their use of the denominational literature. 

What we believe about God, the universe and man can deter- 
mine what we do in the realm of Christian Action. These beliefs 
should be reflected in every phase of the church's program. Com- 
mon agreements between churches and pastors with respect to 
the spiritual needs of people in any community are essential in 
planning improvement. Churches exist to improve the quality of 
living in the area served, and the program should reflect the spirit- 
ual needs of the people if healthy living is to be the goal. 

Every life should be a vital on-going process. History proves 
that acceptable behavior patterns approved by one generation may 
not be recognized by the next generation; therefore the church 
program needs to be flexible. Many of us as groups present planned 
opposition to Alcoholic Beverage Control Stores, but I know of no 
organized effort to combat the purchase and consumption of either 
legal or illegal alcoholic beverages available for all those who feel 
a need for them, this practice can give us a feeling of inconsistency 
which may be a reflection of our spiritual insecurity in such prac- 
tices. It is my opinion that the roots of intemperance in daily 
living lie deeper than simply proclaiming the evils associated with 
excessive consumption of alcoholic drink, drugs, tobacco or any 
other habit detrimental to human life. Our homes, churches and 
schools must sponsor planned programs whose functions are to 
guide mental processes and patterns that will challenge people to 
live the good life. Every person is the same person wherever he 
is, and a change of setting does not change his identity. All leaders 
should expose behavior traits in all areas of their living that would 
reveal their true status symbols. These programs must be sen- 
sitive to public evaluation if the purposes for which our churches 
exist will be fulfilled. The purpose of every life is, after all, self- 
I realization. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Bruce Tomberlin 
Temperance Chairman 
Yancey Baptist Association 



26 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



FOUNDATION REPORT 

I wish it were possible for me to share with you all of the 
responses we have been privileged to participate in during the 
past year. This has been a good year in Baptist Foundation work 
and we are eternally grateful to each one of you for having a 
part in promoting the work of the Foundation. 

Assets of the Foundation have increased during the past year 
and at the last accounting, around December, the total assets of 
the Foundation had reached approximately one million dollars in- 
cluding our real estate. Right many of our people are setting up 
memorial funds, trust agreements, annuity agreements, and are 
using other services provided by the Baptist Foundation. We be- 
lieve we are organized in such a manner that we can answer 
most any request an individual makes of us, either through the 
church or as an individual, if he will make his wishes known to 
us. By this I mean that we can visit him individually and explain 
the work of the Foundation and how he may participate in it, 
or we can go to any group meeting that would provide an oppor- 
tunity to discuss will making and uses of the Foundation. We 
covet your continued prayers for this work and hope that in the 
future you will make use of the facilities of The North Carolina 
Baptist Foundation, Inc. 

C. Gordon Maddrey 
Executive Secretary 

COOPERATIVE PROGRAM REPORT 

A pressing need of each church in our association is an under- 
standing of the Cooperative Program with prayer. Information 
on the world wide missionary work carried on through the Co- 
operative Program will form a basis by which your church can 
pray with zeal and knowledge. 

The Cooperative Program must be nutured in prayer because 
information alone is not enough. It is hoped that every church 
will have a special prayer for some mission cause supported 
through the Cooperative Program in the Prayer Service each week 
during October. 

We are making progress in our concern for those Jesus came 
to seek and to save. Through the Cooperative Program you literal- 
ly feed the hungry, clothe the naked, heal the sick, and preach 
the Gospel to the far corners of the earth. Each year more of our 
churches are increasing Cooperative Program giving and at the 
same time others are beginning whole hearted participation. 

Several associations in North Carolina have 100% (and we 
have in other days) of their churches giving through the Cooper- 
ative Program. According to the available records our associa- 
tion gave a total of $5,452. Twenty-one churches did not share 
in world missions through the Cooperative Program. 

With enthusiasm let us be faithful in worshiping with tithes 
and offerings, and our church sharing regularly through the Co- 
operative Program for the benefit of a lost world. 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 27 



REPORT OF APPRECIATION COMMITTEE 

On behalf of the Yancey Baptist Association now in session 
with the First Baptist Church of Burnsville and the Bolen's Creek 
Baptist Church on the First day and with the Mt. Pleasant Baptist 
Church on the second day, we wish to express our thanks and 
appreciation for the excellent meal and the sincere and warm fel- 
lowship manifested during this session. We feel that every one 
attending will carry with him or her a greater love and appreciation 
and that the inspiration received will enable each of us to become 
greater witnesses for our Master. 

Respectfully submitted, 
H. G. Bailey 
Mrs. Henry Silver 
Mrs. Herman Angel 



CONSTITUTION 

Article 1. The name of this organization shall be the Yancey 
Baptist Association. 

Article 2. The Association shall hold its annual meeting on 
Tuesday, Tuesday evening, and Wednesday morning after the sec- 
ond Sunday in August and shall be with three churches. First day 
with one church, evening session at another church, and the fol- 
lowing morning, with a third church, to be named by the Associa- 
tion. 

Article 3. The membership of this Association shall be com- 
posed of Pastors of Member Churches, ordained Ministers with 
membership in the Member Churches and elected Messengers from 
the Member churches. Each Church shall be entitled to two Mes- 
sengers for every fifty members and for each adidtional fifty, or 
the fractional part thereof; provided each Church is entitled to two 
Messengers and provided further that all Ministers shall have seats, 
in accordance with the provisions of membership as set forth in 
this article. 

Article 4. Only the Messengers, or the Alternate selected by 
each Church, and the Minister as herein set forth, and who are 
actually present shall have a right to vote; in other words, the full 
vote of any Church may be cast only if there is present a full num- 
ber of Messengers or Alternates. The method of determining those 
who have been named as Messengers shall be by the names of the 
persons appearing upon each letter sent to the Association by the 
respective Churches. 

Article 5. The primary object of this Association shall be to 
counsel together for the enlargement and strengthening of God's 
Kingdom of unity and growth among the Churches composing it; 
and by cooperating with the State Baptist Convention and the 
Southern Baptist Convention in a program of world missions. 

Article 6. The Association shall have the following officers, 
elected annually at the general meeting: All officers and leaders 
shall be active members in their local churches. 



28 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



1. The Moderator, who shall preside over the meetings of the 
Association and give general supervision and support of all Asso- 
ciational Activities. 

2. The Associate Moderator, who shall preside in the absence 
of the Moderator and render assistance to him when called upon 
to do so. 

3. The Clerk-Treasurer, who shall keep a fair record of the 
proceedings, shall superintend the printing and distribution of the 
Associational Minutes within a reasonable time following the meet- 
ing of the Association and shall keep and preserve all Associational 
Records. 

4. The Superintendent of Sunday Schools, who shall promote 
and encourage the building of better Sunday Schools in the Asso- 
ciation by planning for and conducting an Associational wide Sun- 
day School meeting each quarter. 

5. The Director of Baptist Training Union, who shall promote 
and encourage the Training Union program in all of the Churches 
of the Association. 

6. The Superintendent of Woman's Missionary Union, elected 
by the W. M. U. Organization, who shall promote a work of the 
Woman's Missionary Union in the Churches of the Association. 

7. The Deacon Fellowship Chairman, whose duty it shall be 
to encourage study among the Deacons of the various Churches of 
the Association and to promote a better understanding of the duties 
of such Deacons. 

8. Pastor's Conference Chairman, elected by the members of 
the Pastor's Conference. 

9. The Orphanage Chairman whose duty it shall be to work 
for increased interest in the Orphanage and the furnishing of aid 
thereto. 

10. Christian Literature Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
stress the importance of Christian Literature and its more exten- 
sive use. 

11. Christian Education Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
stress importance and value of Christian Education and the neces- 
sity of fostering the various institutions now being supported by 
the Southern Baptists. 

12. The Hospital Chairman whose duty it shall be to work 
with the Member Churches of this Association and our Baptist 
State Hospital. 

13. The Bible School Director whose duty it shall be to en- 
courage the holding of Bible Schools regularly by the Member 
Churches thereby causing increased study of the Bible. 

14. The Chairman of the Home for the Aging whose duty it 
shall be to inform the churches about this phase of our work and 
encourage them to support the same. 

15. The Brotherhood President who shall promote and en- 
courage the work of the Brotherhood in all the Churches of the 
Association. 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 29 



16. Missions Chairman, whose duty it shall be to promote 
mission praying, giving and witnessing throughout the Association 
by working through the organizations. 

17. American Bible Society Chairman, whose duty it shall be 
to furnish information about the work of the Society and encour- 
age a once a year gift from all churches. 

18. Evangelistic Chairman, whose duty it shall be to promote 
a constructive program of evangelism. 

19. Pianist, whose duty it shall be to play for annual sessions. 

20. Chorister, whose duty it shall be to direct the singing for 
the annual session and plan for special music as desired. 

21. Christian Action Chairman, whose duty it shall be to 
arouse the people to oppose the establishment of an Alcoholic Bev- 
erage Control (ABC) store in the town or county and to render any 
assistance to law enforcement officers, that might be needed in 
enforcing laws now on books. 

22. A Board of Trustees to be composed of five members, two 
of whom shall be the Moderator and Clerk of this Association and 
three to be appointed by the Moderator, whose duty it shall be to 
supervise and administer the Watson Fund in connection with de- 
serving students attending Mars Hill College. 

Article 7. That the Moderator appoint a Nominating Com- 
mittee to nominate the auxiliary officers of the Association and to 
make recommendations to the Association at the annual session of 
the Association. Providing that the Woman's Missionary Union, 
the Sunday School and the Training Union associational organiza- 
tions shall recommend a member of their organization for mem- 
bership on the Nominating Committee. Further, providing that an 
Executive Committee shall be elected at each annual session to be 
composed of the Associational W. M. U. Superintendent, Associa- 
tional Sunday School Superintendent, and the Associational Train- 
ing Union Director, two pastors, and two members at large. The 
Moderator and the Clerk shall be members ex-officio. 

Article 8. There shall be a Place and Preacher Committee, a 
Resolutions Committee, an Ordination Committee and a Committee 
; for Reception of New Churches, each committee to be composed of 
three members and appointed by the Moderator. 

Article 9. That the Fiscal year of the Association be from 
July 1st to June 30 and that the Church Clerk get their Church 

: Letters to the Associational Clerk by August 1st. That the Associa- 
tional Clerk do his best to have the Minutes printed and in the 

; hands of the Clerks within two months after the close of the 
Association. 

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Article 10. This Constitution may be amended at any annual 
I meeting by a vote of two-thirds of its Messengers present. 



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Banks Creek 

Blue Rock 

Bolen's Creek .... 
Brown's Creek . 
Burnsville, First.. 
Burnsville, West 
Byrd's Chapel .... 

Cane River 

Clay Mound 

Concord 

Crabtree 

Double Island 

Elk Shoals 

Fairview 

Hall's Chapel 

Indian Creek 

Ivy Gap 

Jack's Creek 

Laurel Branch ... 

Mt. Mitchell 

Mt. Pleasant 

Pleasant Gap 

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CHURCHES 


Cooperative Program 


Associational Missions 


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Home Missions 


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Foreign Missions 


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LIBRARY 

MINUTES 

of 

Yancey Baptist 
Association 

of 

IN ITS EIGHTY-NINTH ANNUAL SESSION 

1967 

held with 
PRICE'S CREEK (First Day) 

JACK'S CREEK (Night) 
AUGUST 15th 

WEST BURNSVILLE (Second Day) 
AUGGUST 16th 

NEXT SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH 
SOUTH ESTATOE (First Day) 

MT. MITCHELL (Night) 

AUGUST 13th 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL (Second Day) 
AUGUST 14th 



8 



MINUTES 

of 

Yancey Baptist 
Association 

of 

IN ITS EIGHTY-NINTH ANNUAL SESSION 

1967 

held with 
PRICE'S CREEK (First Day) 

JACK'S CREEK (Night) 
AUGUST 15th 

WEST BURNSVILLE (Second Day) 
AUGGUST 16th 

NEXT SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH 

SOUTH ESTATOE (First Day) 

MT. MITCHELL (Night) 
AUGUST 13th 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL (Second Day) 
AUGUST 14th 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



PAGE 

CONSTITUTION 28 

DEAD (Listed by Churches) 13 

DIRECTORIES: 

Associational 3 

Church 5 

MESSENGERS: (Listed by Churches) 11 

MINISTERS LICENSED THIS YEAR 13 

MINISTERS ORDAINED THIS YEAR 13 

ORDAINED MINISTERS, NOT PASTORS 12 

PRECEEDINGS 15 

REPORTS: 

Appreciation 28 

Baptist Hospital 25 

Brotherhood 21 

Children's Homes 26 

Christian Action 19 

Christian Education 23 

Christian Literature 22 

Cooperative Program 27 

Deacon Fellowship 22 

Homes for Aging 24 

Mission Gifts 27 

Sunday School 19 

Training Union 20 

Vacation Bible School T 21 

Woman's Missionary Union 20 

TABLES 

Historical 31 

Statistical 32 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 3 



ASSOCIATIONAL DIRECTORY 

Associational 

Missionary Miss Laura Mae Hilliard, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Moderator Rev. A. Z. Jamerson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

^\.s societies 

Moderator .... Rev. Allen McKinney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Clerk Mrs. Jess R. Styles, Box 331, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

S. S. Supt Rev. Harold McDonald, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

T. U. Director Miss Wanda Robertson 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Executive Board Chm Mr. Dawson Briggs 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

W. M. U. Pres Mrs. Herschel Holcombe, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brotherhood Pres Mr. Nat Howell, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Children's Home Chm Mr. Vergis Anglin 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Christian Education Chm Miss Sara Hensley 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Christian Literature Chm Mr. Guss Peterson 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Evangelistic Chm Rev. Fred Harrell, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

American Bible Society Chm Mrs. Billy Brooks Wilson 

Rt. 6, Pensacola, N. C. 28714 
Deacon Fellowship Chm Mr. Ben Riddle 

Kit. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Missions Chm Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Christian Action Chm Mr. Claude Vess 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Bible School Director Mrs. Charles Tomberlin 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Homes for Aging Chm Mrs. M. D. Bailey 

Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Hospital Chm Mrs. Andrew Johnson 

Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Music Director Rev. E. J. Hall, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Chorister Mrs. Tensie Bailey, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pianist Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

EXECUTIVE BOARD 

Mr. Dawson Briggs Burnsville, N. C. 28714, (Bolen's Creek) 

Rev. Harold L. McDonald Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

(Burnsville, First) 

Miss Wanda Robertson Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

(Mt. Pleasant) 

Mrs. Herschel Holcombe Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

(Burnsville, First) 



4 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



Mr. Nat Howell Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (West Burnsville) 

Rev. Ralph Brigman Barnardsville, N. C. (Price's Creek) 

Rev. Bill Buchanan 410 Sunny Brook Drive, Spruce Pine, N. C. 

(Jack's Creek) 

Mrs. Andrew Johnson Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

(Pleasant Grove) 

Mr. Claude Vess Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (South Estatoe) 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

Mrs. Bruce Bailey, Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, Mrs. R. L. Rector, Mr. 
Edward Buckner, Mr. Yates Laws, Mr. Ben Riddle. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL 

Supt Rev. Harold L. McDonald, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Supt. of Training Mr. Edgar Hunter, Jr. 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Supt. of Enlargement and Evangelism Rev. Fred Harrell 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Secretary Mrs. Enzy Letterman 

Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

DEPARTMENT SUPERINTENDENTS: 

Cradle Roll Mrs. Lucille Shufford 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Nursery Mrs. Robert Hilliard, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Beginner Miss Elizabeth Anglin, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Primary Miss Madge Canter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Junior Mrs. Max Fox, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Intermediate Mrs. Opal McDougall 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young People Mrs. Frank Lewis, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Adult Mrs. Emerson Woody, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Extension Mrs. Frank Deyton, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

GROUP SUPERINTENDENTS: 

Mr. Wilson Hensley Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mr. Shelby Carroll Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pianist Mrs. Phillip Ray, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Associate Pianist Mrs. Kenneth Robertson 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Chorister Rev. E. J. Hall, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

TRAINING UNION 

Director Miss Wanda Robertson, Route 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Associate Director Mr. Phillip Banks, Burnsville, N. C. 

Secretary Mrs. Andrew Johnson 

Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 5 



Pastor-Advisor Rev. Robert Evans, Mars Hill, N. C. 

Pianist Mrs. Joyce Hunter, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chorister Mrs. Gene Gardner, Burnsville, N. C. 

Group Leaders Mrs. R. L. Rector, Route 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Mrs. Herman Mason, Burnsville, N. C. 

DEPARTMENTAL LEADERS: 

Nursery Mrs. John Ray, Route 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

Beginner Mrs. Roy Paite, Route 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Primary Miss Lodella Duncan, Route 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Junior Mrs. Claude Vess, Route 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Intermediate Miss Sara Hensley, Burnsville, N. C. 

Young People Mrs. Roy Lyle 

Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 
Adult Mrs. Henry Silvers, Route 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION 

President Mrs. Herschel Holcombe, Burnsville, N. C. 

Vice-President Mrs. B. R. Penland, Burnsville, N. C. 

Secretary-Treasurer Mrs. Edgar Hunter, Jr., Burnsville, N. C. 

YWA Director Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

GA Director Mrs. Jess R. Styles, Box 331, Burnsville, N. C. 

Sunbeam Band Director Mrs. Jerry Holcombe, Burnsville, N. C. 

Community Missions Chm Mrs. Latt Fox, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

Stewardship Chm. Mrs. Ben Banks, Burnsville, N. C. 

Prayer Chm Mrs. Mollie Robinson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Mission Study Chm Mrs, Bruce Boiley, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

(Yancey Association does not have Associational Brotherhood 
officers other than the chairman. (See Associational Directory). 
(The Zip Code Number for Burnsville is 28714) 

CHURCH DIRECTORY 

BALD CREEK— Pastor — 

Clerk— Mr. Arnie Pate, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. Rex Mcintosh, R|L 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Andrew Edwards, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director— Mr. H. G. Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons— Mrs. H. G. Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

BANKS CREEK— Pastor— Rev. Harry Culbertson, Jr., Rt. 1, Box 
117A, Weaverville, N. C. 28787 
Clerk— Mrs. Cecil Styles, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Cecil Styles, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Cecil Styles, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mrs. John Burleson, R|t. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Joyce Banks, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Mr. John Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 



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BLUE ROCK— Pastor— Rev. Lloyd Glenn, Rt. 1, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
28777 

Clerk — Miss Mary Jo Weatherman, Newdale, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Hazel Thomas, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Johnny Thomas, Newdale, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Sylvia Geouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Mr. Ossie Geouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

BOLEN'S CREEK— Pastor— Rev. A. Z. Jamerson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

Clerk— Mr. Will Banks, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer — Mrs. Edgar Hensley, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt.— Mr. Ben Riddle, RJt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

T. U. Director — Mrs. Herman Mason, Burnsville, N. C. 

W. M. U. Pres.— Mrs. Sol Harris, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

Brotherhood Pres. — Mr. Harold Harris, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

Choir Director — Mrs. Tensie Bailey, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Organist — Mrs. Lavonne Hylemon, Burnsville, N. C. 

Librarian — Mrs. Ben Riddle, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chm. Deacons — Mr. Herman Mason, Burnsville, N. C. 

BROWN'S CREEK— Pastor— Rev. Ralph Mumpower, Swannanoa, 
N. C. 

Clerk— Mrs. Violet Ray, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer — Miss Barbara Smith, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt.— Mr. Troy Ray, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

T. U. Director— Mr. Ed Sparks, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

W. M. U. Pres.— Mrs. W. R. Robinson, R(t. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Choir Director — Miss Barbara Smith, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist — Mrs. Marjorie Gibbs, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chm. Deacons — Rev. Barnett Ray, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST— Pastor— Rev. Harold L. McDonald, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

Clerk — Mr. Dover R. Fouts, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. Charles H. Anglin, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. I. E. Clevenger, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director— Mr. Phillip Banks, Burnsville, N. C. 
W M. U. Pres. — Miss Sara Hensley, Burnsville, N. C. 
Brotherhood Pres. — Mr. Edward Buckner, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mr. James L. Richardson, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Organist — Mrs. Phillip Ray, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Mr. G. D. Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 

BURNSVILLE, WEST— Pastor— Rev. Fred Harrell, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk — Mr. Emerson Woody, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. W. L. Hullett, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Fred Poenix, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director— 

W. M. U. Pres.— Mrs. Ben Banks, Burnsville, N. C. 
Brotherhood Pres. — Mr. Nat Howell, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mr. John Duncan, Burnsville, N. C. 
Organist — Miss Mary Ann Howell, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist— Mrs. W. L. Hullett, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons— Mr. W. L. Hullett, Burnsville, N. C. 



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BYRD'S CHAPEL— Pastor— Rev. Frank Parsons, Rt. 4, Bakersville, 
N. C. 

Clerk — Mrs. Fonzo Whitson, Rr. R. Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. Jack B. Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Fonzo Whitson, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mr. Jack B. Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Miss Barbara Robinson, Rt. 1, Relief, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Mr. Addler Phillips, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

CAN RIVER— Pastor— Rev. M. H. Kendall, Box 403, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Clerk — Mr. Johnny Robertson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer— Mr. Walter Edwards, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Billy Ray Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mrs. James Covington, RJt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist— Mrs. Betty Jo Banks, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Organist — Mrs. Francis Robinson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Ch. Deacons— Mr. Alvin Hensley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

CLAYMOUND— Pastor— Rev. Charlie McMahan, Rt. 2, Box 380, 
Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Biss McMahan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Hazel Wilson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Hobart Burleson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mr. Hobarft Burleson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Mr. Junior Wyatt, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

CONCORD— Pastor— Rev. Park Whitson, Rt. 1, Bakersville, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Oscar Styles, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Oscar Styles, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Billy Anglin, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pionist — Mrs. Clarence Parker, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director— Mr. Billy Anglin, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons— Mr. Oscar Styles, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

CRABTREE— Pastor- 
Clerk — Mrs. Lawrence King, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. Frank McCurry, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Wesley McCurry, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mr. Vernon Fox, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pionist— Mrs. Vernon Fox, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Organist — Miss Glenda Lee Thomas, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Mr. Wesley McCurry, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Missions Comm. — Mr. Lawrence King, Rt. 2, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

DOUBLE ISLAND— Pastor— Rev. Bruce Mathis, Rt. 1, Green Moun- 
tain, N. C. 28740 
Clerk— Mrs. Roy Robinson, R/t. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 
Treasurer — Mr. J. B. Thomas, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
28740 

S. S. Supt.— Mr. J. B. Thomas, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
28740 

Choir Director — Mr. Calvin Boone, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
28740 

Organist — Miss Marlene Mathis, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
28740 



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Pianist — Miss Glenda Robinson, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
28740 

Chm. of Deacons — Mr. Dewey Hoilman, Green Mountain, N. C. 
28740 

ELK SHOALS— Pasitor— Rev. J. R. Surrett, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Clerk— Mr. Hoyt King, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. Hiram Higgins, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Bis Randolph, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Miss Wanda Robertson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianists — Miss Diane Robertson, and Miss Judy Hyleman, Rt. 4, 

Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Mr. Bis Randolph, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

FAIRVIEW— Pastor— Rev. Lloyd Glenn, Rt. 1, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
28777 

Clerk — Mr. Lawrence Cook, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer— Mrs. Ruth Hollifield, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt— Mr. Charles Bartlett, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mr. Carmen Ogle, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist— Mrs. Charles Bartlett, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Mr. Lawrence Cook, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Mission Comm. — Mr. Charles Bartlett, Rt. 5, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

HALL'S CHAPEL— Pastor— Rev. Arnold Robinson, Micaville, N. C. 
Clerk — Mrs. Alice McMahan, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. Edward Grindstaff, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt Mr. Carl Grindstaff, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mrs. Arnold Robinson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Ruby Lee Geouge, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Mr. Walter Robinson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

INDIAN CREEK— Pastor— Rev. Murray DeWaine, 56 Breckenridge 
Parkway, Asheville, N. C. 28804 

Clerk — Mrs. Murray DeWaine, 56 Breckenridge Parkway, Ashe- 
ville, N. C. 28804 

Treasurer— Miss Ethel Maney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt.— Mr. Perry England, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Choir Director — Mrs. Frank Maney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist — _ 

Chm. Deacons — Mr. Sam Rathburn, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

IVY GAP— Pastor— Rev. Allen McKinney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— Miss Mae Wilson, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N. C. 28754 
Treasurer — Mrs. Pauline Chandler, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Donald Chandler, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director— Rev. Allen McKinney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Miss Linda Chandler, Rt. 3, Weaverville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Mr. Nelson Chandler, Rt. 3, Weaverville, N. C. 

JACK'S CREEK— Pastor 

Clerk— Miss Lo Delia Duncan, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Miss Lo Delia Duncan, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Wilson Hensley, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director— Mr. Molt Hensley, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 



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W. M. U. Pres.— Mrs. Craig Woody, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mr. Clarence Laws, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist— Miss Shelda Woody, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Mr. Wilson Hensley, Burnsville, N. C. 

LAUREL BRANCH— Pastor— Rev. Robert Evans, Box 571, Mars 
Hill, N. C. 

Clerk— Mrs. J. E. Wilson, Rt. 6, Pensacola, N. C. 
Treasurer— Mrs. P. B. Wilson, Rt. 6, Pensacola, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. J. E. Wilson, Rt. 6, Pensacola, N C. 
T. U. Director— Mrs. Walter Riddle, Rt. 6, Pensacola, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres. — Mrs. Carrie Passmore, Rt. 6, Pensacola, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mrs. Ralph Byrd, RJt. 6, Pensacola, N. C. 
Pianist — Miss Sharon Williams, Rt. 6, Pensacola, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons— Mr. Thea Ray, Rt. 6, Pensacola, N. C. 

MT. MITCHELL— Pastor— Rev. Charles Willis, Box 106, Marion, 
N. C. 28752 

Clerk — Miss Louise Pritchard, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. Walter Wilson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Vernie Murphy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director— Rev. Charles Willis, Box 106, Marion, N. C. 
28752 

Pianist— Mrs. Jessie Willis, Box 106, Marion, N. C. 28752 
Chm. Deacons — Mr. Vernie Murphy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Librarian — Mrs. Perva Effler, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

MT. PLEASANT— Pastor— Rev. E. J. Hall, Rt. 3, Burnsville. 
N. C. 

Clerk— Mrs. Ila Angel, R(t. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. B. M. Tomberlin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director— Mr. Jack Mcintosh, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N C. 
W. M. U. Pres.— Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 
Choir Director— Mr. Flay Hensley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Ernest Hylemon, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Organist — Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Mr. Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 

PLEASANT GAP— Pastor- 
Clerk— Mr. William O. Riddle, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. Fred Ray, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
S. S. Supt. — Mr. Arthur Dover, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director— Mr. Tony Wyatt, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist— Mr. Brown Wyatt, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Organist— Mr. Fred Ray, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Mr. Fred Ray, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 

PLEASANT GROVE— Pastor— Rev. Ray Roach, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Joy Letterman, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 
Treasurer— Mr. Roy Lyle, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 
S. S. Supt — Mr. Enzy Letterman, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
28740 

T. U. Director — Mr. Dennis Grindstaff, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, 
N. C. 28740 

Choir Director — Miss Patricia Letterman, Rt. 1, Green Moun- 
tain, N. C. 28740 



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Pianist — Miss Teresa Letterman, Pvt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
28740 

Chm. Deacons — Mr. John C. Woody, Green Mountain, N. C. 
28740 

PLEASANT VALLEY— Pastor— Rev. Harlon Ramsey, Mars Hill, 
N. C. 

Clerk— Mrs. Lena McPeters, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Gertrude Stone, Bald Creek, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Bob Thomas, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director— Mr. Bob Thomas, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist— Miss Wanda Riddle, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Mr. Earnest Ray, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

PRICE'S CREEK— Pastor — Rev. Ralph Brigman, Barnardsville, 
N. C. 

Clerk— Mr. Burl Austin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Miller Ledford, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director— Mr. Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Organist— Mr. Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Mr. Mack Ledford, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

RIVERSIDE— Pastor— Rev. Frank Phillips, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Clerk— Mr. Tommy Pittman, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. Tommy Pittman, Rt. 3. Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Jack Hensley, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mr. Jack Hensley, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Miss Judy Ray, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons— Mr. T. K. Riddle, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N .C. 

SHOAL CREEK— Pastor— Rev. Erby McKinney, Rt. 2, Bakersville, 
N. C. 

Clerk— Mr. Terrill Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Terrill Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mr. Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Miss Rebecca Hughes, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Mr. Pursey Hughes, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

SOUTH ESTATOE— Pastor- 
Clerk— Mr. Fred Shufford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer— Mrs. Fred Shufford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Donald Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director— Mrs. Roger Autrey, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres.— Mrs. R. L. Rector, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mr. Claude Vess, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Donald Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Mr. Ramon Autrey, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

WINDOM— Pastor— Rev. Lee Woody, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Ralph Griffith, Box 372, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer— Mr. Ralph Griffith, Box 372, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Wayne Tipton, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director — Mr. Dennis Buchanan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director— Mr. Wayne Tipton, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist— Mrs. Ralph Griffith, Box 372. Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Mr. Fred Buchanan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 



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YOUNG'S CHAPEL— Pastor— Rev. Ted Braswell, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk— Mr. Billy Buchanan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Ray Robinson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Jay Laws, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director— Mr. Vern Cook, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianists — Miss Wanda Kay Young and Miss Renee Buchanan, 

Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Mr. Yates Laws, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

ZION — Pastor — Rev. Frank Phillips, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Clerk — Miss Jackie Foxx, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. Boyd Laws, Green Mountain, N. C. 
S. S. Supt. — Mr. Homer Ayres, Green Mountain, N. C. 
T. U. Director — Mrs. Robert Hylemon, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mr. Ward Hylemon, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Pianist — Miss Gail Hylemon, Hickory, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Mr. Worley Ayers, Green Mountain, N. C. 
(The Zip Code Number for Burnsville is 28714) 



MESSENGERS TO ASSOCIATION 

BALD CREEK— Mr. H. G. Hensley, Mr. Worley Hensley, Mr. Verle 

Hensley, Mr. Arnie Pate. 
BLUE ROCK— Mr. Johnny Thomas, Mrs. Callie Brewer, Mrs. Pearl 

Thomas, Mrs. Pauline McMahan, Mrs. Hattie Geouge. 
BOLEN'S CREEK— Mr. Luther Banks, Mrs. Sol Harris, Mrs. Mollie 

Silver, Mr. Will Banks, Miss Tensie Bailey. 
BROWN'S CREEK— Mrs. Mollie Robinson, Mrs. Henry Silver, Rev. 

Barnett Ray, Mr. Bill Lefler. 
BURNSVILLE, FIRST — Mrs. Sallie B. Butner, Mrs. Herschel Hol- 

combe, Miss Sara Hensley, Mrs. B. R. Penland, Mrs. Paul 

Hughes, Mrs. Frank Lewis, Mrs. Coy Sparks, Mrs. M. D. Bailey, 

Mrs. I. E. Clevenger, Mrs. W. Z. Robertson, Mr. H. G. Bailey, 

Mr. G. B. Woody, Mr. Floyd Bryson, Mr. Guss Peterson, Mr. 

B. R. Penland, Rev. Ralph Young. 
BURNSVILLE, WEST— Mrs. Ben Banks, Mr. Emerson Woody, Mrs. 

Thad Bradford, Mrs. Margaret Beaver, Mr. Nat Howell. 
BYRD'S CHAPEL— Mr. Walley Robinson, Mr. Wilkie Randolph, 

Rev. Kenneth Batty, Mrs. Kenneth Batty, Mrs. Hazel Hensley, 

Miss Frances Johnson. 
CANE RIVER— Mr. and Mrs. Crate Higgins, Mrs. Alvin Hensley, 

Mrs. Walter Edwards. 
CRABTREE— Mr. Bill Chrisawn, Mrs. Burnice McCurry, Mrs. 

Gladys Thomas. 

FAIRVVIEW— Mr. Charles Bartlett, Mr. Cecil Huskins, Mr. Floyd 
Huskins, Mr. Carmon Ogle. 

HALL'S CHAPEL— Rev. Arnold Robinson, Mr. Carl Grindstaff. 

IVY GAP— Miss Mae Wilson, Mrs. Myrtle Finder, Mr. Nelson 
Chandler, Mr. Wodrow Chandler, Mr. Clyde Ferguson. 

JACK'S CREEK— Mr. Will Duncan, Mr. John Evans, Mr. Burnie 
Hunter. 



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LAUREL BRANCH— Mrs. Walter Riddle, Mrs. P. B. Wilson, Mrs. 
Wayne Ray. 

MT. MITCHELL — Mrs. Pauline Carroll, Mrs. Gladys Chrisawn, Mr. 
and Mrs. Hoyt Johnson, Miss Bicky Johnson, Mrs. Zelda Kirby, 
Mrs. Barbara Effler, Mrs. Bestie Wilson, Mrs. Dorothy Biddix. 

MT. PLEASANT— Miss Madge Carter, Mrs. Vergie Duncan, Mrs. 

Doris Tomberlin, Mrs. Nell Shepherd, Rev. E. J. Hall. 

PLEASANT GROVE— Mrs. Lucille Lyle, Mr. Vernon Presnell, 
Mrs. Andrew Johnson, Mr. Yates Randolph, Mr. John C. Woody. 

PRICE'S CREEK— Mr. Burl Austin, Mr. Mack Ledford, Mrs. Delia 
Wilson. 

RIVERSIDE— Mrs. Daisy Garner, Mrs. Fred Ayers, Mrs. Mac Mc- 
intosh. 

SHOAL CREEK— Mr. Pursey Hughes, Mr. Lee Dulaney, Mr. James 
Young. 

SOUTH ESTATOE— Mrs. Junior Gibbs, Mrs. R. L. Rector, Mrs. 
Fred Shufford, Miss Sabra Murphy, Miss Dena Shufford, Mrs. 
Vivian Autrey. 

WINDOM — Mr. Will Beaver, Mr. Rex Hughes, Mrs. Hope Robinson. 
YOUNG'S CHAPEL— Mrs. Estella Young, Mrs. Mary Sparks, Mrs. 
Kate Sparks, Mr. Albert Briggs. 

ORDAINED MINISTERS NOT PASTORS 



Batty, Kenneth, O. M Johnson City, Tenn. (Byrd's Chapel) 

Beaver, James, O. M Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. (Windom) 

Bennett, Richmond, O. M Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. (Byrd's Chapel) 

Blevins, Edward, O. .M Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. (Fairview) 

Boone, Arthur, O. M Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 

(Double Island) 

Bradford, Monroe, O. M Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. (Bald Creek) 

Burris, E. J., O. M Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. (Bolen's Creek) 

Carroll, Claude, O. M Weaverville, N. C. (Pleasant Valley) 

Carroll, Shelby, O. M Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. (Mt. Mitcheil) 

Cook, Vern, L. M Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. (Young's Chapel) 

Edwards, Emory, O. M Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. (Bald Creek) 

Garland, Phillip, O. M Green Mountain, N. C. (Zion) 

Haney, Cloyd, O. M Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. (Elk Shoal) 

Henson, Roy, O. M., I Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. (Windom) 

Hughes, Jesse, O. M., I Green Mountain, N. C. (Zion) 

Letterman, Theo, O. M Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. S. (South Estatoe) 

Phillips, Niram, O.M., P Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. (Byrd's Chapel) 

Ray, Barnett, O. M Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. (Brown's Creek) 

Ray, Ellis, O. M Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. (Price's Creek) 

Ray, Elzie, O. M., P Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. (Pleasant Valley) 

Ray, Lida, O. M., P Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. (Pleasant Valley) 

Riddle, Edd, O. M Rt. 6, Box 110, Morganton, N. C. (Cane River) 

Robinson, Andy, O. M Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. (Bald Creek) 

Thomas, Arthur, O. M Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 

(Double Island) 



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Wheeler, Carl, O. M Burnsville, N. C. (Windom) 

Wilson, Howard, O. M Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. (Crabtree) 

Woody, Arthur, O. M Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 

(Double Island) 

Wyatt, Arthur, O. M Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. (Crabtree) 

Young, Ralph, O. M Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. (Burnsville, First) 

MINISTERS LICENSED DURING YEAR 

Blevins, Edward Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. (Fairview) 

Wilson, Howard Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. (Crabtree) 

MINISTERS ORDAINED DURING YEAR 

Blevins, Edward Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. (Fairview) 

DeWaine, Murray 56 Breckenridge, Asheville, N. C. 

(Indian Creek) 

Rhodes, Ross Rt. 1, Weaverville, N. C. (Indian Creek) 

Wilson, Howard Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. (Windom) 



OUR BELOVED DEAD 

BALD CREEK— Mr. Charles Phillips, Mrs. Nettie Hensley, Mrs. 

Mary Haney. 
BANK'S CREEK— Mrs. Claude Burleson. 
BLUE ROCK— Mr. Ralph Robinson. 
BOLEN'S CREEK— Mrs. Frank Harris. 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST— Mr. Douglas Boone, Mrs. Kate Peterson, 
Mrs. W. B. Wray. 

BURNSVILLE, WEST— Mrs. Hope Brown Young, Mr. William 
Hampton. 

CANE RIVER— Mrs. Laura Hensley, Mr. LeRoy Silvers. 
CRABTREE— Mr. Lynn Silver, Mr. Lloyd Fortner, Mr. Johnny 
Sain. 

DOUBLE ISLAND— Mr. Maggie Boone, Mrs. Dovie Robinson. 

FAIRVIEW— Mrs. Lina Young, Mr. Fate Autrey. 

IVY GAP— Mrs. Onie Shelton. 

LAUREL BRANCH— Mr. C. W. Robertson. 

MT. PLEASANT— Mr. Gilbert Hill (Deacon), Mr. John Henry Sil- 
vers. 

PLEASANT GAP— Mr. Edward Roger (Deacon), Mr. Hughie Hardin 

(Deacon(, Mr. Ed Dale. 
PLEASANT GROVE— Mr. Charlie Hughes, Mr. Morris Randolph. 
PLEASANT VALLEY— Mr. Gudger Mcintosh. 
PRICE'S CREEK— Mrs. Bertha Banks, Mrs. Fannie Robinson. 
RIVERSIDE— Mrs. Avie Hall, Mrs. Linda Whitson, Mrs. Beulah 

Lewis, Mrs. Minnie Gibbs, Mrs. Ruby P. Mcintosh. 
SOUTH ESTATOE— Mr. D. H. Harrison, Mr. Gilbert Autrey, Mr. 

Harold Gibbs, Mr. Walter Thomas. 
WINDOM— Mrs. Bertha Brinkley, Mr. Cecil Briggs, Mr. Wesley 

Omby. 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL— Mr. Will Young. 



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CALENDAR 

(Activities suggested by Southern Baptist Convention and State 
Baptist Convention involving the local church and association will 
be promoted on designated dates.) 



September 17 State Missions Day and Offering 

September 17-23 Sunday School Preparation Week 

(Action Night) 

September 18 Association GA Meeting 

September 25 (Action Night) 

October 16 Training Union Meeting ("M" Night) 

October 18 Cooperative Program Prayer Emphasis 

October 30 Deacon's Meeting 

November 19 Child Care Day and Offering 

November 20 WMU Executive Board Meeting 

November 30 Sunday School Meeting 

December 3-10 Week of Prayer for Fofeign Missions and 

_ Lottie Moon Christmas Offering 

December 18 GA Carol Sing 

December 31 Student Night at Christmas 

January 1-5 Bible Study Week 

January 14 Soul Winning Commitment Day 

January 15 Sunday School Meeting 

January 28 Baptist Men's Day 

February 4 Baptist World Alliance Sunday 

February 11-17 YWA Focus Week 

February 12 Associational GA Meeting 

February 18 Special Day and Offering for Homes for Aging 

February 19 WMU Executive Board Meeting 

February 29 Deacon's Meeting 

March 3-10 Week of Prayer for Home Missions and 

Annie Armstrong Offering 

March 10-17 Youth Week 

March 18 Associational Youth Night 

March 1-14 WMU Meeting, Asheville 

April 15 Sunday School Meeting 

April 22-26 Church Membership Training Week 

April 26-28 Youth Convention 

April 28 Life Commitment Sunday 

May 5-12 Christian Home Week 

May 12 Baptist Hospital Day and Offering 

May 12-18 GA Focus Week 

May 17 GA Coronation Service 

May 30 Deacon's Meeting 

June 16 Father's Day Offering for Christian Education 

June 17 Training Union Meeting 

June 16-23 Baptist Heritage Week 

July 15 WMU Executive Board Meeting 

July 29 WMU Annual Meeting 

August 11-17 Sunbeam Focus Week 

August 13-14 Annual Meeting of Yancey Baptist Association 

August 18-25 Music Expansion Week 

August 25-31 Week of Prayer for Associational Missions 

August 29 Training Union Meeting 



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PROCEEDINGS 

TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 15, 1967 

Association Theme: "More Like The Master" 

1 — The 89th annual session of the Yancey Baptist Association 
convened at Price's Creek Baptist Church on Tuesday morning, 
August 15th, 1967. Following a musical meditation by the pianist, 
Miss Madge Carter, the congregation joined in the singing of "All 
Hail the Power." The moderator. Reverend A. Z. Jamerson, called 
the association to order, and introduced Miss Laura Mae Hilliard, 
who gave the call to worship. The opening prayer was led by Rev- 
erend Fred Harrell. 

2 — The first item of business to be brought before the associa- 
tion was the adoption of the program as outlined by the Executive 
Board. 

3 — The following committees were appointed by the moderator: 

PLACE AND PREACHER: Mrs. Ben Banks, Mrs. Sol Harris, 
Mr. Luther Banks. 

HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE: Mrs. Vergie Duncan, Mrs. Hor- 
ace Shepherd, Mrs. Tensie Bailey. 

ORDINATION: Rev. Fred Harrell, Rev. Arthur Thomas, Mr. 
H. G. Bailey. 

RECEPTION OF NEW CHURCHES: Rev. Ralph Young, Rev. 
M. H. Kendall, Rev. Ralph Mumpower. 

4 — Miss Susan Hensley sang "More Like The Master," followed 
by devotional comments by Rev. Ralph Brigman, pastor of the host 
church. 

5 — Mr. Guss Peterson, American Bible Society Chairman, 
stressed the work being done by this organization and urged 
churches of the association to support it. 

6 — The Report on Baptist Publications was given by Rev. E. J. 
Hall. 

7 — The moderator recognized Rev. Harold L. McDonald who 
introduced Mr. Roger Crook from Meredith College. Mr. Crook 
emphasized the importance of Christian Education for our youth. 

8 — Mrs. Charles D. Fornay, Jr., reported on the function of the 
North Carolina Baptist Foundation. 

9 — The chair recognized two new pastors, Ray Roach, pastor at 
Pleasant Grove and Ralph Brigman, pastor at Price's Creek. 

10 — A roll call of the churches was taken with 112 messengers 
and visitors representing 19 churches. 

11 — The report of the nominating committee was read by Mrs. 
Ben Banks and adopted. 

12 — Mrs. Tensie Bailey, associational Chorister, led the congre- 
gation in singing "Let Others See Jesus In You." 

13 — Following the annual sermon which was preached by Rev. 
Allen McKinney, pastor of Ivy Gap Church, the closing meditation 
was brought by Miss Laura Mae Hilliard and Miss Susan Hensley. 



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TUESDAY AFTERNOON 

14 — Following a piano meditation by the pianist, the congre- 
gation sang "Make Me a Channel of Blessing." Allen McKinney 
gave the call to worship. 

15 — The Place and Preacher Report was read by Mrs. Ben 
Banks as follows: 

Place: 1st day — South Estatoe 
Night — Mt. Mitchell 
2nd Day — Young's Chapel 

Preacher: Rev. Ted Br as well, alternate, Rev. Bill Bu- 
chanan 

16 — The Appreciation Report was read by Mrs. Tensie Bailey 
and adopted. 

17 — Appointed to the nominating committee were: Mrs. Bruce 
Bailey, Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, Mrs. R. L. Rector, Mr. Edward 
Buckner, Mr. Yates Laws, Mr. Ben Riddle. 

18 — The Executive Committee was appointed as follows: Rev. 
Harold L. McDonald, Miss Wanda Robertson, Mrs. Herschel Hol- 
combe, Mr. Nat Howell, Rev. Ralph Brigman, Rev. Bill Buchanan, 
Mrs. Andrew Johnson, Mr. Claude Vess. 

19 — Officers to serve for the next year were elected as follows: 

Moderator Rev. A. Z. Jamerson 

Associate Moderator Rev. Allen McKinney 

Clerk Mrs. Jess R. Styles 

20 — A solo "Did You Think To Pray?" was sung by Mrs. Arney 

Fox. 

21 — Devotional comments were brought by Rev. J. R. Surrett, 
pastor of Elk Shoal Church, followed by the congregation singing 
"To The Work." 

22 — The moderator announced that due to the rise in the cost 
of printing the minutes, an offering would be taken to cover the 
additional cost. 

23 — A Panel Discussion, "Kingdom Work in the Yancey Associ- 
ation," was led by Harold McDonald with the following participat- 
ing, Mrs. Herschel Holcombe, Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, Mrs. Charles 
Tomberlin, Fred Harrell. 

24 — The closing meditation was brought by Miss Laura Mae 
Hilliard. 

TUESDAY NIGHT 

25 — The evening session of the Yancey Baptist Association met 
at Jack's Creek Baptist Church, opening with a musical meditation 
by the pianist, Miss Madge Carter. The congregation sang "There 
Is A Name I Love to Hear," followed by Bill Buchanan leading in 
prayer. 

26 — A Pageant "More Like The Master" was presented by the 
young people of the association and directed by Miss Wanda Rob- 
ertson, Miss Sara Hensley, and Mrs. Charles Tomberlin. The nar- 
rator was Allen McKinney. 



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27 — In the closing moments of the meeting, Ted Williams, Sec- 
retary, Department of Statistics and Survey, challenged the young 
people to "present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy acceptable 
unto God, which is your reasonable service." (Romans 12:1) An 
opportunity was given for those desiring to commit themselves to 
full time Christian Service to make their decisions known. Six 
girls responded, two expressing the desire to become missionaries 
on the foreign field. 

WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 16 

28 — The final session of the Yancey Baptist Association for 
1967 was held at West Burnsville Baptist Church on Wednesday 
morning, August 16th at 9:20, beginning with a musical meditation 
by the pianist. 

29 — Due to the absence of the moderator, the associate mod- 
erator, Allen McKinney, presided, and gave the call to worship. 
"More Like the Master" was the opening hymn. Devotional com- 
ments were brought by Fred Harrell, pastor of the Host church. 

30 — Business to be enacted by the body was the adoption of 
the Appreciation report which was read by Mrs. Tensie Bailey. 

31 — Marse Grant, editor of the Biblical Recorder, stated that 
the average American watches television 5V2 hours daily. He urged 
Christians to set aside a period each day for reading. 

32 — The anthem, "Teach Me, O Lord, I Pray," was sung by the 
young people of West Burnsville Church. 

33 — Rev. Harold L. McDonald introduced Rev. William Poole 
who informed us of the work done by the Homes for the Aging. 

36 — Mrs. Andre w Johnson, hospital chairman, introduced 
Maurice Briggs, former chaplain at Baptist Hospital. Mr. Briggs 
stressed the importance of the Mother's Day Offering and told how 
it is used. 

37 — Mr. Woodrow Brookshire spoke on behalf of Children's 
Homes. Mr. Brookshire, formerly of Odum Home, told the associ- 
ation how this Home was established and something of the work 
that is done by this institution. 

38 — The hymn "Christ for The Whole Wide World" was sung 
by E. J. Hall, with the congregation joining in on the chorus. 

39 — Ted Williams, in the final message o fthe association, told 
of the work of the State Baptist Convention and stated that in order 
to be "More Like the Master", we must all co-operate in an earnest 
effort to bring His Kingdom in. 

40 — The closing meditation was brought by Miss Laura Mae 
Billiard. 

Ushers for all sessions were Marsha Banner, Juliene Buckner, 
and Pamela Styles, members of Girls' Auxiliary. 

REPORT ON EVANGELISM 

This seems to be the age of rebellion. People everywhere are 
rebelling against constituted authority. Rioting mobs cover the 
streets at night in our large cities, firing guns at random and throw- 
ing first bombs with precision. Lawlessness seems to be the order 



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of the day. Man is bewildered and doped with despair. He searches 
for the answer but it seems to elude him. 

De we have the answer. We can positively say we do have 
the answer. God's answer is in New Testament churches, preach- 
ing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, preaching both by precept and ex- 
ample. We must become living epistles, demonstrating Christ's 
love and power through the working of the Holy Spirit. 

God's answer to the critics and persecutors of the Church has 
been the hot and holy fires of revival. From Pentecost to the last 
real revival in the local church, God's answer has been conclusive 
and complete. 

Southern Baptists' attention is directed to the Crusade of the 
Americas in 1969. Twenty-one countries are cooperating in the 
crusade. We must get ready. Our God is a God of planning and 
purpose. Now is the time to get every church committed to the 
crusade date for 1969. Some of the challenges in the Crusade of 
the Americas are: 

1. Nation-wide Emphasis on Prayer. Two days of Prayer, 
January 14, 1968 and January 12, 1969, Watch Night Prayer 
Service December 31, 1968. 

2. Nation-wide Search for Prospects: May, June, July, August 
1968. 

3. Nation-wide Visitation Witnessing: September, October, No- 
vember 1968. 

4. Nation-wide Crusade of the Americas Revivals: March 16- 
30; April 6-20; April 27-May 11, 1969. 

5. Nation-wide Emphasis on New Member Orientation: Fol- 
lowing the Crusade of the Americas Revivals. Study of 
book "Daring Discipleship" and launch new member orien- 
tation. 

Special emphasis in North Carolina on Christian Maturity 
— January 1 - December 31, 1970. 

This past year the churches of our association baptized 122 
persons. This represents a ratio of one baptism for every 29 resi- 
dent members. We are grateful to God for every person who has 
been brought to confess Jesus Christ as Lord. We call upon our 
churches to give themselves to the world that brought Christ from 
heaven to earth, evangelism. Evangelism is the heart of our 
churches' existence. Evangelism must be a two-pronged thrust. 
We must publicly proclaim that Gospel, that is the power of God 
unto salvation, and we must personally win others to Christ. "Every 
Christian, a Witness" must be more than a slogan, it must be a 
reality in our lives. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Fred Harrell 

Chairman of Evangelism 



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REPORT ON CHRISTIAN ACTION 

The paths that people follow, the decisions they make and the 
conclusions they form are evidences of their response to the en- 
vironment that the Divine Creator in His potential wisdom made 
possible. The idea of one world and One God is basic to the philoso- 
phy of Christian thinking, and there are no proved theories that are 
contrary to this accepted belief. The source of the Christian re- 
ligion places ultimate faith in man — not the truth but the man, 
not the truth as the state sees it or as the church sees it or as the 
majority sees it or as the mob sees it; but the truth as the man sees 
it, as the man finds it for himself as a man. 

The founding fathers who launched this great human adven- 
ture dared to put their trust in the individual man and God. They 
dared to accept that faith is in the human being, the human spirit, 
the hungers and the longings that lead it toward its images of truth 
and its perceptions of the beauty of the world. 

This philosophy has resulted in many ways of worship, the 
acceptance of different doctrines, creeds, and multiple different 
standards for evaluating Christian Action. The complexity of the 
modern world is causing the leadership of the denominations to 
take a new look at Christianity to determine whether or not tradi- 
tion should give way to modernity. There are those who contend 
that Christianity should conform to a fluctuating society that is 
different in its impact on people. Yet, there are millions whose 
faith in the old order will not and cannot be shaken. 

Christians should act, behave and perform in all places as 
Christians. There should be no inconsistencies in any life that pro- 
fesses it to be living by the Master's plan. All businesses and all 
institutions should not be operated in any different fashion. Per- 
sons holding responsible positions should not be immune in the 
discharge of their duties to Christian Action. The ground at the 
foot of the cross was level and no created subject has license to 
operate differently from the Christian code. If the world is to be 
saved from the evils that lurk so constantly around us, the leader- 
ship of the land must perform and conform to the teaching of the 
Man of Galillee. 

Respectfully submitted, 
B. M. Tomberlin, 
Christian Action Chairman 

SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT FOR 1966-67 

"As goes the Sunday School, so goes the church." This parody 
on a familiar political slogan has particular application to the im- 
portance of the Sunday School in relationship to the total church 
program. The Sunday School has a primary place of leadership in 
the areas of evangelism, outreach, and enlistment as well as in 
teaching. There are five major tasks that are assigned specifically 
to the Sunday School. They are: 

1. To teach the Biblical revelation. 

2. To lead in reaching all prospects for the church. 

3. To lead all church members to worship, witness, learn, and 
minister daily. 



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4, To provide organization and leadership for special projects 
of the church. 

5. To provide and interpret information regarding the work 
of the church and the denomination. 

The carrying out of these five tasks in an efficient and effective 
manner is crucial to the ongoing of the ministry of the church. 

Our statistics showed a slight decline this year over that of 
1965-66. It is more a leveling off following a major increase dur- 
ing that year. The total enrollment dropped from 3,273 to 3,205, a 
losse of 68; and the average attendance from 2,057 to 2,043, a de- 
crease of 14. 

The new year lies ahead of us now, with all its challenges and 
tasks to be done. Our churches have unlimited possibilities all 
around them if they are only willing to put forth the effort to turn 
potential into reality. Let us prepare and plan to reap a fruitful 
harvest through our Sunday School during the next 12 months. 

Respectfuly submitted, 

Harold L. McDonald 

Sunday School Superintendent 

TRAINING UNION REPORT FOR 1966 - 67 

A New Testament Church has one Commission. It is to make 
disciples of all nations and to teach each disciple what the Lord has 
commanded. Those who serve their church through its training 
program must take their stand for all parts of the Great Commis- 
sion. The church is to make desciples, and it is to equip them for 
their ministry of service. The Training Union is the only church 
organization designed to train church members to fulfill their func- 
tion as Christian disciples. 

In Yancey Association we have enrolled in this training pro- 
gram 553 people with an average attendance of 312. Eleven 
churches have a Training Union. 

Most of the churches with Training Unions observed Youth 
Week. As a climax we had an Associational Youth Night which 
was well attended. "M" Night was well attended. We had some 
Juniors to enter the Memory Work Tournament. We are proud of 
them. 

It has been said, "Christianity has not been tried and found 
wanting. It has ben tried and found difficult and consequently 
many have ceased trying". May we continue working, trying to 
reach more churches and people through our Church Training Pro- 
gram. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Wanda Robertson 
Training Union Director 

REPORT OF WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION 
FOR 1966-67 

The purpose of Woman's Missionary Union of the Yancey 
Association is to help the Baptist Churches of the association to ful- 
fill their mission by inspiring, informing and training local WMU 
leadership and to lead churches to participate in missions. Also, to 
provide and interpret information concerning the work of the Bap- 



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tist denomination to the women, girls, and children under 9 years 
of age. 

As we think of this purpose and what has been done and is 
being done there are reasons to rejoice but there are also heart- 
breaking facts. With 32 churches we have only 8 with Missionary 
Societies, 2 with a Young Woman's Auxiliary, 4 reporting one or 
more GA Organizations, and 2 with one or more Sunbeam Bands. 
Here is an area for sincere prayer and enlistment! 

Let's look at the other side! We had the privilege of having 
Miss Miriam Robinson come and teach "The Woman's Missionary 
Union Program of a Church". The Executive Board met each 
quarter with most of the leadership present. The Girls' Auxiliary 
Organization met each quarter. Two girls, Marsha Banner and 
Pamela Styles were recognized at the Coronation Service as Queen 
Regent-in-Service — a first for this association. Miss Sara Ann 
Hobbs was guest speaker for the GA Banquet. 

With Paul we would say, "Forgetting those things which are 
behind, let us Press Forward." 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Herschel Holcombe 
WMU President 

BROTHERHOOD REPORT FOR 1966-67 

Since 1965 the objective of the Brotherhood has been leading 
men, young men and boys to a deeper commitment to missions, a 
more meaningful prayer life for missions and to a personal involve- 
ment in Missions. Thus we can say without qualification, every 
Baptist Church needs and can have a Brotherhood. 

Brotherhood is now recognized as the general term for the 
church's missionary education for its male membership. The name 
for the Adult Men's Unit is Baptist Men. There is also an organiza- 
tion, Baptist Young Men, for those ages 18 through 24. Royal Am- 
bassadors is still the missionary organization for boys. The organ- 
izational structure has been simplified and greater emphasis is be- 
ing placed on Mission Study and Mission Action. 

How we need to enlarge this phase of our work. Consider this 
— THREE churches with Brotherhood Work. The field is white 
unto harvest. It is time we went out to work in the fields. God 
is counting on us! 

Respectfully submitted, 
Bill Hullett 
Brotherhood President 

BIBLE SCHOOL REPORT FOR 1966 - 67 

A Bible School is essential for a well rounded program in any 
Church and is one of the most effective means of teaching God's 
Word to those three through sixteen in the church family. We need 
to begin now praying and working that all thirty-two churches in 
this association next summer might provide that which this age 
group needs to grow as Christ grew — socially, mentally, physically 
and spiritually! 

To know is to care and when one cares he does something about 
the situation. In Bible School one not only gains Biblical knowl- 



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edge but comes to know what Baptists are doing for the Lord at 
home and around the world. This will result in a desire to become 
personally involved — think what an army of the Lord we could 
have in the days ahead, if all our young people were given the op- 
portunities afforded in 30 hours of Bible School for 14 years! 

This year we had 14 schools with 809 enrolled. 24 made pro- 
fessions of faith. 17 came commiting their lives to the Lord's will. 
Eight schools gave $223.68 through the Cooperative Program to tell 
the story of Jesus at home and to the ends of the earth. $145.08 
was given for other missions and for expense of schools. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Doris G. Tomberlin 
Bible School Director 

DEACON FELLOWSHIP REPORT 

_ During the past year we had three Deacon Fellowship meetings. 
They were at Elk Shoal, Cane River and First Baptist at Burnsville. 
Many churches were not represented at any of these meetings. 
Those of us who attended enjoyed each one a great deal. I'm sure 
that we have a broader understanding of the work of the church 
and our responsibilities as deacons. Our work is very important in 
our churches. I believe that we can and will do a better job. 

Let us resolve to do more than we have in the past. If we do 
not the work of the church will not go forward as it should. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Jack Mcintosh 

Deacon Fellowship Chairman 

CHRISTIAN LITERATURE REPORT 

Does your church have a definite plan for getting information 
on the Baptist world-wide mission effort to its members? 

Is there any definite plan to acquaint the membership with 
Baptist doctrine and policy? 

Do your members have any way of knowing what other 
churches are doing and what is being done through cooperative 
efforts? 

Is there any systematic plan for placing good Christian litera- 
ture in the homes? 

Do your deacons and church officers have a regular source of 
information as they help shape the policies of your church? 

Is there a planned way to get accurate information and help- 
ful suggestions to your church leaders? 

The simplest and most economical way to get all this informa- 
tion into the homes of your members is throug the following peri- 
odicals: 

1. In our State Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptist 
Convention — The Biblical Recorder. 

2. In our Homeland — The Commission. 
4. In our daily lives — Home Life. 

These are the magazines that we ought to have in our homes 
to read ourselves and for our children to read. 

Respectfully submitted, 
E. J. Hall 

Christian Literature Chairman 



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CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION 

The cause of Christian higher education in North Carolina and 
across the Southern Baptist Convention should be of vital concern 
to each of us today as we think of the many, many things in our 
world which tend to take us farther away from a "Peace on earth 
and good will to all men." 

Will you not agree with me that we need to give our leaders 
of tomorrow the best education possible with a foundation of great 
religious principles and Christian standards that will overcome the 
mighty octopus which strives to engulf our world today as he 
reaches out his many tentacles in the form of riots, wars, moral 
decay, the "isms", juvenile delinquency and crime to squeeze 
Christianity from the world? 

The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina supports a 
unique program of Christian Higher Education. There are three 
senior colleges: Campbell, Buie's Creek; Mars Hill, Mars Hill and 
Meredith, Raleigh; Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem; and 
three Junior Colleges: Chowan, Murfreesboro, Gardner- Webb, Boil- 
ing Springs, and Wingate, Wingate. 

As of October 1, 1966 there were enrolled in these colleges 
11,347 students. This represents approximately the same number 
enrolled last year. Limited facilities, both in housing and in in- 
struction, have made it necessary to turn away many qualified stu- 
dents. 

The Baptist colleges in North Carolina and elsewhere in the 
Southern Baptist Convention continue to train the vast majority of 
our church vocational workers. Today we find a decline in the 
number of young people answering the call to full-time Christian 
service. This is of great concern to our colleges and throughout 
our convention, as well as in our local churches. 

Our North Carolina Baptist Colleges continue to be grateful 
for the Cooperative Program and its vital financial support. Also, 
for the special offering and the interest shown in our many churches 
on Christian Education Day. 

On June 12, 1967, a dream of many years was realized when 
Wake Forest College became Wake Forest University. Today, in 
addition to law and medicine this University is now offering the 
Master's Degree in several areas. 

Within the last year Dr. Harold W. Tribble, President of Wake 
Forest University, and Dr. Leslie H. Campbell, President of Camp- 
bell College, have retired after giving many years of outstanding 
service to Christian Higher Education. Two excellent Christian 
laymen have been elected to head these institutions of higher learn- 
ing. Dr. Norman Wiggins took the reins at Campbell College on 
June 1. Dr. Ralph Scales assumed his duties as president of Wake 
Forest University on July 1. 

Knowledge is so important! Paul in his writings says, "Study 
to show thyself approved." We can best do this by leading our 
young people to seek the highest Christian Education possible, and 
by giving to our colleges a part of our material blessings, our 
prayers, and our loyal support. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Sara Hensley 

Christian Education Chairman 



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AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY 

Missionary Baptists believe in and support Foreign Missions, 
Home Missions, State Missions, Cooperative Program, Hospitals, 
Children's Homes, Christian Education, Homes for the Aging, the 
local church and other causes. All of these we should support with 
our prayers and offerings. 

The American Bible Society is worthy and should be supported 
by our prayers and our money. Established in 1816, has published 
the Scritpures continuously since 1818. For 150 years its only pur- 
pose has been to confront every person with the Holy Scriptures 
that all may become "wise unto salvation through faith which is in 
Jesus Christ." 2 Timothy 3:15 

The American Bible Society carries on a tremendous business, 
from its distribution center in Wayne, New Jersey, orders for 100,- 
000 copies of Scriptures are filled daily, translated carefully in 
many languages and in modern English from the original Greek 
and Hebrew manuscripts. 

All college students do not attend college for the purpose of 
learning to read and riot. Two teams from Columbia Bible College 
leave every Sunday morning (and have since 1958) right after 
breakfast to make the 112 mile trip to Charleston to meet ships and 
distribute the new English Testament to sailors and travelers. The 
two team groups can handle seven languages. 

You surely know something about the American Bible Society. 
Enough funds are never available. It depends upon contributions, 
largely from its membership. We have several individual mem- 
bers of the Society in the county but only one church made a con- 
tribution this year. 

Let us support more liberally all our causes, and please, add 
this worthy cause to your list as churches! 

Our record: Jack's Creek — $5.00. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Guss Peterson, Chairman 
American Bible Society 

NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HMES FOR AGING 

REPORT 

Your North Carolina Baptist Homes for the Aging have been 
on the move during the past year. In fact, we will be ready to 
move into our new Home at Yanceyville in September and will be 
able to receive 30 more dear old people into the family of our 
Homes. When the Yanceyville Home, our fifth, is occupied, we 
will have a total of 200 deserving older men and women in our 
care in all of the Homes. 

As you know, we now have four Homes and an infirmary in 
operation. Resthaven and the Hayes Home in Winston-Salem; the 
Albemarle Home at Albemarle; the Hamilton Home at Hamilton. 

In these Homes you have an eternal investment and can re- 
joice in the loving care which you are making possible for our old- 
er people. The majority are financially needy persons, and are 
supplemented through the love gifts of North Carolina Baptists. 
Two sources of income from the churches are increasingly vital in 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 25 



the support of our residents — the Special Day Offering, received 
the third Sunday of February each year, and our share in the Co- 
operative Program. 

The Special Day offering for 1967 is at an all-time high and 
has increased by 10% over last year. This is most commendable, 
but when we face the reality of costs, which have advanced 20%, 
and the maintenance of a new Home and the care of 30 additional 
residents at Yanceyville, we could face a real crisis during the next 
year, unless the gifts from our Baptist people continue to increase 
in proportion to our needs. 

We wish to thank all of our Baptist people across the State who 
are enabling us to minister to the aging in Christ's Name, and we 
want all of you to know each of your five homes exists for the 
people from all over our great State. We could not operate without 
your love, your prayers, your concern, and your financial support. 

In the midst of our joys have been our sorrows. Our oldest 
resident, Aunt Fannie Drumwright, passed away in June, just short 
of her 106th birthday. She came to live with us at the age of 93, 
and the 13 years of her presence with us have been a shining ex- 
ample of the special significance of a Christian ministry to older 
people. The compassionate nursing care alone which this little lady 
received is reason enough to thank God for the people called Bap- 
tists, whose vision and concern for mankind have included the 
aging in answering the Master's call in the service of the Lord. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. M. D. Bailey 

Homes for the Aging Chairman 

BAPTIST HOSPITAL 

"Always on duty for all of us" accurately describes our Baptist 
Hospital. Our Hospital serves ... As a medical center. It is 
principally a referral hospital for diagnostic and treatment prob- 
lems which require the professional skills of specialists and the use 
of exceptional equipment. 

— with a skilled staff. Those employed seek excellence in the per- 
formance of their responsibilities. More than 1,200 persons are 
employed. 

— with specialized services. For example the 12-bed Intensive Care 
Unit on one hand and the Progressive Care Center on the other 
hand. 

— with the exceptional equipment. The best and newest equipment 
available is used in serving the sick. 

— with Christian Counseling. The Department of Pastoral Care 
offers spiritual guidance to patients who ned help. In 1966 the 
Chaplains made 99,378 visits. 

— with a broad Program of Education. The hospital conducts para- 
medical schools in which some 700 students are enrolled each 
year. 

— with extensive research. At the Medical Center, some 2 million 

in grants is invested each year, 
—with growing facilities. The hospital had 80 beds when it opened, 

now 530. 



26 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



— with plans for the future. The hospital and medical school are 
preparing for increased services to the sick and expanded efforts 
in education and research. 

What a challenge to us — to give and to pray! What a priv- 
ilege to share in this great work! We did not reach our goal of 
40% increase in Mother's Day Offering this year but we did have 
a good gain. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Andrew Johnson 
Hospital Chairman 

BAPTIST CHILDREN'S HOMES 

Helping children and young people to grow and develop toward 
Christian maturity is one of the greatest privileges in life. No task 
is more important than helping a child to grow into healthy, well- 
adjusted, responsible citizenship. At the Children's Homes we seek 
to provide the proper atmosphere, encouragement and supervision 
to assure the development of inborn, God given talents of our chil- 
dren. 

This agency offers a variety of quality services to the children 
of families who have not been able to continue a satisfactory pat- 
tern of living together. A total of 33 cottages on five campuses 
provide group care of different kinds. There are two residences for 
emotionally disturbed children. This fall, for the first time, a single 
cottage at Allburg is being opened for the rehabilitation of boys. 

In addition to group homes, the needs of many children are met 
through the use of Foster Homes. A growing interest in this phase 
of our work is encouraging. Many families are finding happiness 
and opportunity for service in caring for foster children. Should 
you have an "extra measure of love" to share in this way the Homes 
would like to know of your interest. 

Regional case work centers, staffed by trained social workers, 
are located in six prominent areas of the State and add to the abil- 
ity of the Homes to offer counseling services to distressed families 
and to those for whom family rehabilitation has been achieved. 

In June of 1967 the first of the new family living cottages was 
completed and is being used by brothers and sisters who can profit 
by sharing the same home. It is a model for the family living ap- 
proach in group child care. A similar cottage is already under con- 
struction at Mills Home and two buildings of this type are now 
being built on the Kennedy Home campus. 

Members of the Board of Trustees and the Staff of the Chil- 
dren's Homes are committed to the task of maintaining a Christian 
Program of Child Care — a program that will merit the undivided 
support and loyalty of our people and that will bring favor to our 
Lord. To that end it is our purpose to meet, as effectively as pos- 
sible, the challenges of our day as we pray and give in the Yancey 
Association. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Vergis Anglin 

Children's Homes Chairman 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 27 



REPORT — MISSION GIFTS 

"Go ye therefore" is the command of our Lord. A good way 
to go is to give. Sorry to say all of our churches are not giving to 
Missions. 

Nine churches gave $2,424 for Associational Missions; ten 
churches gave $887 to State Mission; ten churches gave $1,160 to 
Home Missions; and eleven churches gave to Designated SBC For- 
eign Mission in the amount of $2,985. 

As we look at these numbers and think how generously the 
Lord has given to us, let us resolve now that our churches will do 
more next year. Let us realize that as our gifts go out, we are help- 
ing some one somewhere to know and serve our Lord. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson 
Mission Chairman 

COOPERATIVE PROGRAM REPORT 

Despite the fact that Southern Baptists have been sharing the 
gospel through the Cooperative Program since 1925 many do not 
know what this plan is. The question — What is the Cooperative 
Program? — is often heard. 

The answer is simple. What the budget is to the local church 
the Cooperative Program is to the denomination. It is support for 
all missionary causes at home and abroad — it's preaching the gos- 
pel — it's healing in the name of Jesus through hospitals and clinics 
everywhere — it is teaching and training Christian leaders for all 
the great tasks of Kindom endeavor. 

As our people worship with tithes and offerings Sunday by 
Sunday and as the local church channels a part of its income 
through the Cooperative Program we enter into partnership with 
God and one another in obedience to the command, "Go . . . 
preach . . . teach. . . .!" 

Let us resolve to pray earnestly for all Kingdom work and sup- 
port our prayers with sacrificial giving of self and substance. 

Last year North Carolina Baptists gave $5,787,311 through the 
Cooperative Program. Supplementing this with Special Offerings 
amounting to $2,897,639, we had a total of $8,684,950 for all mis- 
sion causes! 

It is suggested: 

(1) That each church plan, vigorously promote, and subscribe 
a worthy budget. 

(2) That special emphasis be given to prayer for Cooperative 
Program causes during October. 

(3) That each church give regularly through the Cooperative 
Program. 

(4) That in response to the special call of the General Board 
of the Baptist State Convention we increase our Cooperative Pro- 
gram giving by at least 10% during the coming year. 



28 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



APPRECIATION COMMITTEE REPORT 

We want to express our gratitude to God for all His blessings 
to us. We are grateful for the people who came to us and brought 
us the messages of inspiration. 

We are grateful for the privilege of meeting in this church, and 
we want to express our thanks for the delicious meal they served 
us. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Vergie Duncan 
Nell Shepherd 
Tensie Bailey 

CONSTITUTION 



Article 1. The name of this organization shall be the Yancey 
Baptist Association. 

Article 2. The Association shall hold its annual meeting on 
Tuesday, Tuesday evening, and Wednesday morning after the sec- 
ond Sunday in August and shall be with three churches. First day 
with one church, evening session at another church, and the fol- 
lowing morning, with a third church, to be named by the Associa- 
tion. 

Article 3. The membership of this Association shall be com- 
posed of Pastors of Member Churches, ordained Ministers with 
membership in the Member Churches and elected Messengers from 
the Member churches. Each Church shall be entitled to two Mes- 
sngers for every fifty members and for each additional fifty, or 
the fractional part thereof; provided each Church is entitled to two 
Messengers and provided further that all Ministers shall have seats, 
in accordance with the provisions of membership as set forth in 
this article. 

Article 4. Only the Messengers, or the Alternate selected by 
each Church, and the Minister as herein set forth, and who are 
actually present shall have a right to vote; in other words, the full 
vote of any Church may be cast only if there is present a full num- 
ber of Messengers or Alternates. The method of determining those 
who have been named as Messengers shall be by the names of the 
persons appearing upon each letter sent to the Association by the 
respective Churches. 

Article 5. The primary object of this Association shall be to 
counsel together for the enlargement and strengthening of God's 
Kingdom of unity and growth among the Churches composing it; 
and by cooperating with the State Baptist Convention and the 
Southern Baptist Convention in a program of world missions. 

Article 6. The Association shall have the following officers, 
elected annually at the general meeting. All officers and leaders 
shall be active members in their local churches. 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 29 



1. The Moderator, who shall preside over the meetings of the 
Association and give general supervision and support of all Asso- 
ciational Activities. 

2. The Associate Moderator, who shall preside in the absence 
of the Moderator and render assistance to him when called upon 
to do so. 

3. The Clerk-Treasurer, who shall keep a fair record of the 
proceedings, shall superintend the printing and distribution of the 
Associational Minutes within a reasonable time following the meet- 
ing of the Association and shall keep and preserve all Associational 
Records. 

4. The Superintendent of Sunday Schools, who shall promote 
and encourage the building of better Sunday Schools in the Asso- 
ciation by planning for and conducting an Associational wide Sun- 
day School meeting each quarter. 

5. The Director of Baptist Training Union, who shall promote 
and encourage the Training Union program in all of the Churches 
of the Association. 

6. The Superintendent of Woman's Missionary Union, elected 
by the W. M. U. Organization, who shall promote a work of the 
Woman's Missionary Union in the Churches of the Association. 

7. The Deacon Fellowship Chairman, whose duty it shall be 
to encourage study among the Deacons of the various Churches of 
the Association and to promote a better understanding of the duties 
of such Deacons. 

8. Pastor's Conference Chairman, elected by the members of 
the Pastor's Conference. 

9. The Orphanage Chairman whose duty it shall be to work 
for increased interest in the Orphanage and the furnishing of aid 
thereto. 

10. Christian Literature Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
stress the importance of Christian Literature and its more exten- 
sive use. 

11. Christian Education Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
stress importance and value of Christian Education and the neces- 
sity of fostering the various institutions now being supported by 
the Southern Baptists. 

12. The Hospital Chairman whose duty it shall be to work 
with the Member Churches of this Association and our Baptist State 
Hospital. 

13. The Bible School Director whose duty it shall be to en- 
courage the holding of Bible Schools regularly by the Member 
Churches thereby causing increased study of the Bible. 

14. The Chairman of the Home for the Aging whose duty it 
shall be to inform the churches about this phase of our work and 
encourage them to support the same. 

15. The Brotherhood President who shall promote and en- 
courage the work of the Brotherhood in all the Churches of the 
Association. 



30 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



16. Missions Chairman, whose duty it shall be to promote 
mission praying, giving and witnessing throughout the Association 
by working through the organizations. 

17. American Bible Society Chairman, whose duty it shall be 
to furnish information about the work of the Society and encour- 
age a once a year gift from all churches. 

18. Evangelistic Chairman, whose duty it shall be to promote 
a constructive program of evangelism. 

19. Pianist, whose duty it shall be to play for annual sessions. 

20. Chorister, whose duty it shall be to direct the singing for 
the annual session and plan for special music as desired. 

21. Christian Action Chairman, whose duty it shall be to 
arouse the people to oppose the establishment of an Alcoholic Bev- 
erage Control (ABC) store in the town or county and to render any 
assistance to law enforcement officers, that might be needed in 
enforcing laws now on books. 

22. A Board of Trustees to be composed of five members, two 
of whom shall be the Moderator and Clerk of this Association and 
three to be appointed by the Moderator, whose duty it shall be to 
supervise and administer the Watson Fund in connection with de- 
serving students attending Mars Hill College. 

Article 7. That the Moderator appoint a Nominating Com- 
mittee to nominate the auxiliary officers of the Association and to 
make recommendations to the Association at the annual session of 
the Association. Providing that the Woman's Missionary Union, 
the Sunday School and the Training Union associational organiza- 
tions shall recommend a member of their organization for mem- 
bership on the Nominating Committee. Further, providing that an 
Executive Committee shall be elected at each annual session to be 
composed of the Associational W. M. U. Superintendent, Associa- 
tional Sunday School Superintendent, and the Associational Train- 
ing Union Director, two pastors, and two members at large. The 
Moderator and the Clerk shall be members ex-officio. 

Article 8. There shall be a Place and Preacher Committee, a 
Resolutions Committee, an Ordination Committee and a Committee 
for Reception of New Churches, each committee to be composed of 
three members and appointed by the Moderator. 

Article 9. That the Fiscal year of the Association be from 
July 1st to June 30 and that the Church Clerk get their Church 
Letters to the Associational Clerk by August 1st. That the Associa- 
tional Clerk do his best to have the Minutes printed and in the 
hands of the Clerks within two months after the close of the 
Association. 

Article 10. This Constitution may be amended at any annual 
meeting by a vote of two-thirds of its Messengers present. 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 31 



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Primaries (6-8) 
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Juniors (9-12) 
Enrolment 


Intermediates (13-16) 
Enrolment 


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TABLE G — BUILDING AND OTHER INFORMATION 



CHURCHES 


Value of Pastor's 
Home 


Value of Church 
Property (including | 
Pastor's Home) ; 


Total Church Debt at 
End of Assoc. Year 


Total Amount Paid on 
Church Debt This 
Assoc. Year 


Cooperative Program 
% of Budget 


Associational Missions 
Goal as % of Budget 


Bald Creek 


1 4000 










Banks Creek 




4000 










Blue Rock 


6000 


15000 
70000 








8 


Bolens Creek 






12 


Browns Creek 




25000 






Burnsville, First 


. 11200 


130200 
55100 
10000 
30000 
4000 
7500 


11400 


1272 


... 32 
12 


13 




Byrds Chapel 








.2596 


1538 
































.25000 
50000 
5000 












15000 


.5838 


1332 
















20000 
5000 








10 


Halls Chapel 












Indian Creek 




6000 














12000 
15000 
. 5000 
5000 










Jacks Creek 












Laurel Branch 


5000 










Mt. Mitchell 




... 550 










25000 
25000 
35000 
10000 








Pleasant Gap 












Pleasant Grove 




300 
.1965 


1550 
.1531 




$20* 


Pleasant Valley 






Prices Creek 




11043 
25000 
2500 










Riverside 












Shoal Creek 












South Estatoe 




16500 






5 




Windom 

Youngs Chapel 


6000 


37000 
20000 
8000 










Zion 











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TABLE H — TOTAL RECEIPTS, LOCAL EXPENDITURES, AND 
STEWARDSHIP INFORMATION 



CHURCHES 


Number of Tithers 


Total Receipts 
From Gifts 


Pastor's Salary 


Other Church 
Staff Salaries 


Money Spent New Con- 
struction Past Year 


All Other Local 
Expenditures 


Total Local 
Expenditures 




2 


1888 


960 






409 


. 1369 
832 

....5429 


Banks Creek 

Blue Rock 


3 
15 


...1800 
..1300 
13200 
4454 


480 
.1800 


116 


278 


236 
.3351 


Bolens Creek 

Browns Creek 


60 


.2340 
...1300 
...6620 
...4420 


120 




4200 
1813 


.6660 
3113 
21583 
...7821 
...2022 
.2436 
941 


Burnsville, First 


121 


48892 
.8907 
...2333 
2783 


...2465 


.. 5400 


...7098 
3401 


Burnsville, West 


24 


Byrds Chapel 


6 


...1045 
... 1260 
...600 






977 


Cane River 






450 


726 












341 


Crabtree 


5 


...1465 
3323 


.1040 
...1631 
.5200 
736 


313 




185 

.... 589 


...1225 
2533 
...6777 
...1065 
.6936 
368 


Double Island ... 

Elk Shoals 


20 


.9125 
1581 




1332 


245 
329 


Fairview 




5688 


.1200 
225 


120 


.4500 


.1116 
143 






389 








975 


505 






471 


976 


Ivy Gap 


...10 


...5033 
2605 


...3380 
...1872 
...1014 
961 






1553 


...4933 
...2455 

1532 

...3441 
...5962 
.6322 
...1441 
...3470 
....2108 


Jacks Creek 






583 


Laurel Branch 


5 


. ...1836 
3024 






518 


Mt. Mitchell 




360 


550 


930 


Mt. Pleasant 


15 


.7120 
5510 


.3762 
. ...3640 




1840 










2682 


Pleasant Grove 


2 


...2112 
...3470 
...2208 


820 


120 




501 


Pleasant Valley 

Prices Creek 


.20 
3 


.2650 
500 




908 


820 

700 


Shoal Creek 


5 
4 


...1440 
1272 


....1440 
...1015 

.1560 
.3900 
...2350 
... 1200 

61426 






90 
142 


.1530 
. ...1157 

.4111 
...8314 

.3425 
1200 


South Estatoe 


8 


.5215 
.8500 


Z'mo 


. ...1281 
.2250 
729 


...1270 
...1624 
346 




30 




8 


. .4378 




Zion 


12 


...1360 
164127 








TOTALS 


378 


.. 4154 


17678 


39229 


122487 



TABLE I — MISSION EXPENDITURES 



CHURCHES 


Cooperative Program 


Associational 
Missions Program 


Designated: 
State Missions 


Designated: 

SBC Home Missions 


Designated : 

SBC Foreign Missions 


Designated: Christian 
Education (Schools, etc.) 


Designated: Children's 
Homes (cash olus goods) 


Designated: 
Hospitals 


Designated: Homes 
for the Aged 


Designated: 
All Other 


Total Mission 
Expenditures 


Bald Creek 














41 


.50 

25 
100 
302 

70 
128 

50 
.53 

27 






91 


Banks Creek 

Blue Rock 






177 
20 
169 

. 54 


361 

.36 
351 

. 35 


1034 
75 
725 
202 

86 


74 
25 
99 


. 25 
150 
318 
114 
265 
166 
104 
189 




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50 
300 
3757 
581 
6249 
1297 
... 157 
.347 


Bolens Creek 


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120 
3717 
345 


520 
96 
700 
396 


154 
25 
95 

...49 

...15 


Browns Creek 




Burnsville, First 




Burnsville, West 




Byrds Chapel 


...25 




Cane River 






5 






Clay Mound 














Concord 














190 










Crabtree 














100 






290 


Double Island 




































156 
160 
13 


...16 
210 
8 






172 


Fairview 


...17 


...97 


100 


100 


200 




...50 




934 


Hails Uhapei 






21 


Indian Creek 














41 


8 
100 






49 
100 


Jacks Creek 

Laurel Branch 


130 

...72 


.50 
.25 


... 22 
.20 


.20 
.65 


.50 
....72 


.12 


238 
25 


...45 
.25 
105 
175 

...50 
136 

.'.'..24 


.27 


5 


.599 
304 


Mt. Mitchell 








50 






155 




300 


480 


...60 


...87 


.240 


...60 


190 

.328 
205 

113 


...65 


50 


.1707 
378 


Pleasant Gap 


Pleasant Grove 


...80 




.60 


.80 


135 


.50 


.50 




796 


Pleasant Valley 


.100 


'237 


Prices Creek 
















Riverside 














210 


...50 
.56 
210 
350 






260 


Shoal Creek 














35 






91 


South Estatoe 


257 


...60 




25 


166 




. 150 


... 30 
100 




898 


Windom 












587 




1037 


Youngs Chapel 

Zion 














134 
100 

4297 


....75 






209 
100 


TOTALS 


585512424 


687 


1160 


2985 


345 


2548 


660 


205 


21116 



TABLE J — SPECIAL INFORMATION 



CHURCHES 



Bald Creek 

Banks Creek 

Blue Rock 

Bolens Creek 

Browns Creek 

Burnsville, First. 
Burnsville, West 

Byrds Chapel 

Cane River 

Clay Mound 

Concord 

Crabtree 

Double Island 

Elk Shoals 

Fairview 

Halls Chapel 

Indian Creek 

Ivy Gap 

Jacks Creek 

Laurel Branch. ... 

Mt. Mitchell 

Mt. Pleasant 

Pleasant Gap 

Pleasant Grove... 
Pleasant Valley- 
Prices Creek 

Riverside 

Shoal Creek 

South Estatoe 

Windom 

Youngs Chapel .... 

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Member 


Pastor 


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Security Program 


Does Pastor have Full or 
Part-time Secular Employment? 


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MINUTES 

of 

Yancey Baptist 
Association 

of 

NORTH CAROLINA 

IN ITS NINETIETH ANNUAL SESSION 
1968 
held with 

SOUTH ESTATOE BAPTIST CHURCH (First Day) 
AUGUST 13th 

MOUNT MITCHELL BAPTIST CHURCH (Night) 

AUGUST 13th 

YOUNG S CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH 

AUGUST 14th 

NEXT SESSION WILL Bl HELD WITH 

BOLEN S CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH (First Day) 
AUGUST 12th 

CANE RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH (Night) 
AUGUST 12th 

BLUE ROCK BAPTIST CHURCH (Second Day) 
AUGUST 13th 



MINUTES 

of 



Yancey Baptist 
Association 

of 

NORTH CAROLINA 

IN ITS NINETIETH ANNUAL SESSION 
1968 
held with 

SOUTH ESTATOE BAPTIST CHURCH (First Day) 
AUGUST 13 th 

MOUNT MITCHELL BAPTIST CHURCH (Night) 

AUGUST 13th 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH 

AUGUST 14th 



NEXT SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH 

BOLEN'S CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH (First Day) 
AUGUST 12th 

CANE RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH (Night) 

AUGUST 12th 

BLUE ROCK BAPTIST CHURCH (Second Day) 
AUGUST 13th 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



PAGE 



CALENDAR ^ 13 

CONSTITUTION 28 

DEAD (Listed by Churches) . 13 

DIRECTORIES: 

Associational 3 

Church 5 

HISTORICAL EVENTS OF INTEREST s 31 

MAP (Showing Churches of Association) 20 

MESSENGERS: (Listed by Churches) 11 

MINISTERS LICENSED THIS YEAR 12 

MINISTERS ORDAINED THIS YEAR 12 

ORDAINED MINISTERS, NOT PASTORS 12 

PROCEEDINGS 15 

REPORTS: 

American Bible Society 26 

Appreciation 27 

Baptist Hospital 25 

Children's Homes 25 

Christian Action 23 

Christian Education 25 

Christian Literature 27 

Deacon Fellowship 23 

Homes for Aging 24 

Mission Gifts 23 

Place and Preacher 27 

Sunday School 19 

Training Union 19 

Woman's Missionary Union 22 

TABLES: 

Historical 31 

Statistical 32 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 3 



ASSOCIATIONS. DIRECTORY 

Associational Missionary Miss Laura Mae Hilliard 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Moderator Rev. A. Z. Jamerson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Associate Moderator Rev. Douglas Henderson 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Clerk Mrs. Jess R. Styles, Box 331, Burnsvile, N. C. 28714 

S. S. Supt Rev. Harold L. McDonald, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

T. U. Director Miss Wanda Robertson 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Executive Board Chm Mr. Dawson Briggs 

Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

W. M. U. Director Mrs. Herschel Holcombe 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brotherhood Pres Claude Vess, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Children's Home Chm Vergis Anglin 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Christian Education Chm Miss Sara Hensley 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Christian Literature Chm Mrs. Burl Maney 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Evangelistic Chm Rev. Fred Harrell, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

American Bible Society Chm Mrs. Billy Brooks Wilson 

Pensacola, N. C. 28714 

Deacon Fellowship Chm Ben Riddle 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Missions Chm Nat Howell, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Christian Action Chm Billy Buchanan 

Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bible School Director Mrs. Charles Tomberlin 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Homes for Aging Chm Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Hospital Chm Mrs. Andrew Johnson 

Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Music Director Mrs. Tensie Bailey, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Chorister Rev. Allen McKinney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pianist Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

EXECUTIVE BOARD 

Dawson Briggs Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Bolen's Creek) 

Rev. Harold McDonald Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

(Burnsville, First) 

Miss Wanda Robertson Rt 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

(Mt. Pleasant) 

Mrs. Herschel Holcombe Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

(Burnsville, First) 



4 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



Claude Vess Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (South Estatoe) 

Rev. John Gates 227 Lincoln Ave., Marion, N. C. 28752 

(South Estatoe) 

Rev. Lloyd Glenn Spruce Pine, N. C. 28777 (Blue Rock) 

Mrs. Bruce Bailey Rt. 1, Burnsvile, N. C. 28714 (Jack's Creek) 

Ben Riddle Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Bolen's Creek) 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

Edgar Hunter, Jr., Mrs. Emerson Woody, Ed Sparks, Miss Vergie 
Duncan, Herman Mason. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL 

Supt Rev. Harold L. McDonald, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Supt. of Training Edgar Hunter, Jr., Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Supt. of Enlargement and Evangelism Rev. Fred Harrell 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Secretary Mrs. Enzy Letterman 

Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

DEPARTMENT SUPERINTENDENTS: 

Cradle Roll Mrs. Lucille Shufford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Nursery Mrs. Robert Hilliard, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Beginner Miss Elizabeth Anglin, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Primary Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Junior Mrs. Max Fox, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Intermediate Mrs. Opal McDougall 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young People Mrs, Frank Lewis, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Adult Mrs. Emerson Woody, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Extension Mrs. Frank Deyton, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

GROUP SUPERINTENDENTS: 

Mr. Wilson Hensley Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mr. Shelby Carroll Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pianist Mrs. Phillip Ray, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Associate Pianist Mrs. Kenneth Robertson 

Burnsvile, N. C. 28714 

Chorister — 

TRAINING UNION OFFICERS 

TRAINING UNION 

Director Miss Wanda Robertson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Associate Director Philip Banks, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Secretary Mrs. Andrew Johnson 

Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Pastor-Advisor Rev. John Gates 

227 Lincoln Ave., Marion, N. C. 28752 

Pianist Charlie Boone, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Chorister Mrs. Gene Gardner, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 5 



Group Leaders Mrs. R. L. Rector, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mrs. Herman Mason, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

DEPARTMENTAL LEADERS 

Beginner Mrs. Roy Pate, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Primary Miss Lodella Duncan, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Junior Mrs. Claude Vess, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Intermediate Miss Sara Hensley, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young People Mrs. Roy Lyle 

Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28714 

Adult Mrs. Henry Silvers, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION 

WMU Director Mrs. Herschel Holcombe 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Associate WMU Director Mrs. R. L. Rector 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Secretary-Treasurer Mrs. Edgar Hunter, Jr. 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

YWA Director Mrs. Charles Tomberlin 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

GA Director Mrs. Jess R. Styles 

Box 331, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Sunbeam Band Director Mrs. Jerry Holcombe 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mission Study Group Leader Mrs. Bruce Bailey 

Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mission Action Leader Mrs. Ben Banks, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

(Yancey Association does not have Associational Brotherhood 
officers other than the president as listed in Associational Directory.) 

CHURCH DIRECTORY 

BALD CREEK— Pastor— Niram Phillips, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— Mr. Arnie Pate, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. Rex Mcintosh, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Andrew Edwards, Rt. 4. Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director^Mr. H. G. Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons— Mr. H. G. Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

BANK'S CREEK— Pastor— Harry Culbertson, Jr., Rt. 1, Box 117 A, 
Weaverville, N. C. 28787 
Clerk— Mrs. Cecil Styles, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Miss Avis Banks, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Cecil Styles, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mrs. John Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Mr. John Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsvile, N. C. 

BLUE ROCK— Pastor— Lloyd Glenn, Rt. 1, Spruce Pine, N. C. 28777 
Clerk — Miss Mary Jo Weatherman, Newdale, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Hazel Thomas, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Johnny Thomas, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Sylvia Geouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Mr. Ossie Geouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 



6 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



BOLEN'S CREEK— Pastor— A. Z. Jamerson, Pvt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— Mr. Will Banks, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Edgar Hensley, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Ben Riddle, Rt. 6, Burnsvile, N. C. 
T. U. Director — Mrs. Herman Mason, Burnsville, N. C. 
W.M.U. Pres.— Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
Brotherhood Pres. — Mr. Harold Harris, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mrs. Tensie Bailey, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Organist — Mrs. Lavonne Hylemon, Burnsville, N. C. 
Librarian— Mrs. Ben Riddle, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Mr. Herman Mason, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Stewardship Comm — Mrs. Paul Echstorm, Rt. 6, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

BROWN'S CREEK— Pastor— Ralph Mumpower, Swannanoa, N. C. 
Clerk— Mr. Bruce Smith, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Miss Barbara Smith, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt. — Mr. Jonathan Robinson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director— Mrs. Ruth Smith, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres.^Mrs. W. R. Robinson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Miss Barbara Smith, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Marjorie Gibbs, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons— Mr. Barnett Ray, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST— Pastor— Harold L. McDonald, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

Clerk— Mr. Dover R. Fouts, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. Charles H. Anglin, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. I. E. Clevenger, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director — Mr. Phillip Banks, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres. — Miss Sara Hensley, Burnsville, N. C. 
Brotherhood Pres. — 

Choir Director— Mr. Mike Williams, Mars Hill, N. C. 

Organist — Mrs. Phillip Ray, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chm. Deacons — Mr. Herschel Holcombe, Burnsville, N. C. 

BURNSVILLE, WEST— Pastor— Fred Harrell, Burnsville, N. C. 

Clerk — Mr. Emerson Woody, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer— Mr. W. L. Hullett, Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt.— -Mr. Fred Phoenix, Burnsville, N. C. 

T. U. Director — Mr. Nat Howell, Burnsville, N. C. 

W. M. U. Pres.— Mrs. Ben Banks, Burnsville, N. C. 

Brotherhood Pres. — Mr. Gene Gardner, Burnsville, N. C. 

Choir Directors — Mr. John Duncan and Mrs. Gene Gardner, 
Burnsville, N. C. 

Organist — Miss Mary Ann Howell, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianists — Mrs. W. L. Hullett and Miss Lu Ann Banks, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

Chm. Deacons— Mr. W. L. Hullett, Burnsville, N. C. 

BYRD'S CHAPEL — Pastor — Frank Parsons, 108 Boone St., Thomas- 
ville, N. C. 

Clerk— Mrs. Fonzo Whitson, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. Jack B. Hensley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Wilkie Randolph, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director— Mr. Jack B. Hensley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Miss Barbara Robinson, Rt. 1, Relief, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons— Mr. Adler Phillips, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 7 



CANE RIVER — Pastor — M. H. Kendall, Box 403, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Clerk—Mrs. David Boone, Rt. 3, Box 95, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. Walter Edwards, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Billy Ray Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mrs. James Covington, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Bruce Banks, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Organist — Mrs. Francis Robinson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Mr. Alvin Hensley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

CLAYMOUND— Pastor— Howard Wilson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Biss McMahan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Hazel Wilson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Hobart Burleson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mr. Hobart Burleson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Mr. Junior Wyatt, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

CONCORD— Pastor— Howard Wilson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Oscar Styles, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Oscar Styles, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Billy Anglin, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director— Mr. Billy Anglin, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Mr. Oscar Styles, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

CRABTREE— Pastor— Claude Surrett, 447 N. Louisiana Ave., Ashe- 
ville, N. C. 

Clerk — Mrs. Lawrence King, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer — Wallace Boone, Micaville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt.— Mr. Wesley McCurry, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Choir Director — Mr. Vernon Fox, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist — Mrs. Vernon Fox, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Organist — Miss Glenda Lee Thomas, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chm. Deacons, Mr. Wesley McCurry, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

DOUBLE ISLAND— Pastor— Arthur Woody, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, 
N. C. 28740 

Clerk— Mrs. Roy Robinson, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 
Treasurer— Mr. J. B. Thomas, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
28740 

S. S. Supt.— Mr. Dewey Hoilman, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
28740 

Choir Director — Mr. Calvin Boone, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
28740 

Organist — Miss Regina Robinson, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
28740 

Pianist — Miss Glenda Robinson, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
28740 

Chm. Deacons — Mr. Dewey Hoilman, Green Mountain, N. C. 
28740 

ELK SHOAL— Pastor— J. R. Surratt, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N .C. 28754 
Clerk— Mr. Hoyt King, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. Hiram Higgins, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.-^Mr. Biss Randolph, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Miss Wanda Robertson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Miss Diane Robertson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Mr. Biss Randolph, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 



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FAIRVIEW— Pastor— Edward Blevins, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk — Mr. Lawrence Cook, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer— Mrs. Ruth Hollifield, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Charles Bartlett, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mr. Carmen Ogle, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist— Mrs. Charles Bartlett, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Mr. Lawrence Cook, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Mission Commi. — Mr. Charles Bartlett, Rt. 5, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

HALL'S CHAPEL— Pastor— Arnold Robinson, Micaville, N. C. 28755 
Clerk — Mr. Benjamin Robinson, Micaville, N. C. 28755 
Treasurer-^Mr. Bud Grindstaff, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Linsey McMahan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mr. Arnold Robinson, Micaville, N .C. 28775 
Pianist — Mrs. Ruby Lee Geouge, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Mr. Walter R,obinson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

INDIAN CREEK— Pastor— Ellis Ray, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— Mr. Perry England, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Miss Ethel Maney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Perry England, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mrs. Frank Maney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Mr. Sam Rathburn, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

IVY GAP — Pastor — James Ferguson, Rt. 8, Box 81, Jonesboro, Tenn. 
37659 

Clerk— Miss Mae Wilson, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N. C. 28754 
Treasurer — Mrs. Pauline Chandler, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Edward Phillips, Rt. 2, Weaverville, N. C. 28787 
Choir Director — Mrs. Linda Maynor, Weaverville, N. C. 28787 
Pianist— Mrs. Mary Miller, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N .€. 28754 
Chm. Deacons — Mr. Nelson Chandler, Rt. 3, Weaverville, N. C. 
28787 

JACK'S CREEK— Pastor— Philip Garland, Green Mountain, N. C. 
28740 

Clerk — Miss Lo Delia Duncan, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Miss Lo Delia Duncan, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Wilson Hensley, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director — Mr. Molt Hensley, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres.— Mrs. Bruce Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mr. Clarence Laws, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Brenda Woody, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Mr. Wilson Hensley, Burnsville, N. C. 

LAUREL BRANCH— Pastor — Douglas Henderson, Rt. 6, Pensacola, 
N. C. 

Clerk— Mrs. J. E. Wilson, Rt. 6, Pensacola, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. P. B. Wilson, Rt. 6, Pensacola, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mrs. J. E. Wilson, Rt. 6, Pensacola, N. C 
T. U. Director— Mrs. Walter Riddle, Rt. 6, Pensacola, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres. — Mrs. Carrie Passmore, Rt. 6, Pensacola, N. C. 
Choir Director— Mrs. Ralph By-rd, Rt. 6, Pensacola, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Douglas Henderson, Rt. 6, Pensacola, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons— Mr. Thea Ray, Rt. 6, Pensacola, N. C. 



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MT. MITCHELL— Pastor— Rev. Charles Willis, Box 115, Marion, N. 
C. 28752 

Clerk— Mrs. Perva Effler, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. Walter Wilson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. Walter Wilson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Vernie Murphy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Rev. Charles Willis, Box 115, Marion, N. C. 
28752 

Pianist— Mrs. Charles Willis, Box 115, Marion, N. C. 28752 
Chm. Deacons — Mr. Vernie Murphy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Librarian — Mrs. Perva Effler, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

MT. PLEASANT— Pastor— Allen McKinney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Ila Angle, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. B. M. Tomberlin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director— Mrs. Jack Mcintosh, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres. — Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mr. Flay Hensley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Ernest Hylemon, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Organist — Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Mr. Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 

PLEASANT GAP— Pastor— Charles Duval, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— Mr. Robert Wilson, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 
Treasurer— Mr. Fred Ray, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. William O. Riddle, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director— Mr. Brown Wyatt, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Mr. Fred Ray, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
28740 

PLEASANT GROVE— Pastor— Ray Roach, Box 243, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Joy Letterman, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 
Treasurer— Mr. Roy Lyle, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 
S. S. Supt. — Mr. Enzy Letterman, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
28740 

T. U. Director — Mr. Dennis Grindstaff, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, 
N. C. 28740 

Choir Director — Miss Rhonda Randolph, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, 
N. C. 28740 

Pianist — Miss Teresa Letterman, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
28740 

Chm. Deacons — Mr. John C. Woody, Green Mountain, N. C. 
28740 

PLEASANT VALLEY— Pastor— Harlon Ramsey, Mars Hill, N. C. 
28754 

Clerk— Mrs. Lena McPeters, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Peggy Ray, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Edgar Robinson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director— Mr. Bob Thomas, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Miss Teresa Ray, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Mr. Earnest Ray, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

PRICE'S CREEK— Pastor— Ralph Brigman, Barnardsville, N. C. 
Clerk— Mr. Burl Austin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Miller Ledford, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mr. Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 



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Pianist— Mr. Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chm. Deacons— Mr. Mack Ledford, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chm. Missions Comm. — Mr. Mosco Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

RIVERSIDE— Pastor- 
Clerk— Mr. Tommy Pittman, Rt. 3, Burnsville. N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. Tommy Pittman, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Jack Hensley, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — -Mr. Jack Hensley, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist— Mrs. Max Fox, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons— ^Mr. T. K. Riddle, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

SHOAL CREEK— Pastor— Erby McKinney, Rt. 2, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk— Mr. Terrill Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Terrill Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mr. Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Miss Rebecca Hughes, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Mr. Pursey Hughes, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

SOUTH ESTATOE— Pastor— John Gates, 227 Lincoln Ave., Marion, 
N. C. 28752 

Clerk— Mr. Fred Shufford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Fred Shufford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Donald Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director—Mrs. L. H. Wing, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres.— Mrs. R. L Rector, Rt 5, Burnsville, N C. 
Choir Director — Mr. Claude Vess, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Donald Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Mr. Ramon Autrey, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Librarian — Mrs. Lawrence Gibbs, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

WINDOM— Pastor— Lee Woody, Spruce Pine, N. C. 

Clerk— Mrs. Ralph Griffith, Box 372, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer— Mr. Ralph Griffith, Box 372, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Wayne Tipton, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director — Mr. Dennis Buchanan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mr. Wayne Tipton, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist— Mrs. Ralph Griffith, Box 372, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Mr. Fred Buchanan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL— Pastor— B. G. McMahan, Box 146, Spruce 
Pine, N. C. 

Clerk— Mr. Billy Buchanan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Ray Robinson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Jay Laws, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director— Mr. Vern Cook, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Leland Buchanan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Mr. Jay Laws, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

ZION— Pastor— Frank Phillips, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Clerk— Miss Jackie Foxx, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 
Treasurer — Mr. Boyd Laws, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Homer Ayers, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 
T. U. Director — Mrs. Billie Ray Ayers, Green Mountain, N. C. 
28740 

Choir Director — Miss Mildred Hilemon, Green Mountain, N. C. 
28740 

Pianist — Miss Pamela Lynn Fox, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 
Chm. Deacons — Mr. Worley Ayers, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 
(The Zip Code Number for Burnsville is 28714) 



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MESSENGERS TO ASSOCIATION 

BALD CREEK— 
BANKS CREEK— 0. 

BLUE ROCK— Mrs. Connie McNeil, Mrs. Sylvia Geouge, Mrs. Paul- 
ine McMahan, Mrs. Pauline Geouge, Mrs. Mildred Gilley, Mr. 
Johnny Thomas. 

BOLEN'S CREEK — Mr. and Mrs. Frank Harris, Mrs. Edgar Hensley, 
Mr. Luther Banks, Mrs. Latt Fox, Mrs. Luther Robinson. 

BROWN'S CREEK— Mrs. Hattie Silver, Mrs. Mollie Robinson, Mr. 
Bill Lefler, Mrs. Ed Sparks. 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST— Mrs. Sallie B. Butner, Mrs. Herschel Hol- 
combe, Miss Sara Hensley, Mrs. Brooks Boone, Mrs. Frank 
Lewis, Mrs. Coy Sparks, Mr. H. G. Bailey, Mr. G. B. Woody, 
Rev. Ralph Young, Mr. C. A. Hilliard, Mrs. Frank King, Rev. 
Harold McDonald, Mrs. Dick Mcintosh, Mrs. Ralph Peterson, 
Mrs. Clifford Peterson, Mrs. Ashton Ramsey. 

BURNSVILLE, WEST— J. A. Banks, W. L. Hullett, and Gene Gard- 
ner. 

BYRD'S CHAPEL— Mr. Eulus Bennett, Mr. Fonzo Whitson, Mr. 

Wilkie Randolph, Mrs. Nancy Edwards, Mrs. Nellie Bennett, 

Mrs. Ottis Robinson. 
CANE RIVER— J. G. Robertson, Mr. and Mrs. Crate Higgins, Mr. 

and Mrs. Burl Maney, Mrs. Alvin Hensley. 
CLAYMOUND— 
CONCORD— 

CRABTREE— Carl Chrisawn, Belle Chrisawn, Lawrence King, and 

Hay Boone. 
DOUBLE ISLAND— 

ELK SHOAL— Woodrow Hilemon, Charlie King, Kenneth Blanken- 
ship, Hiram Higgins, Gertrude Randolph, Ida Robertson. 
FAIRVIEW — Albert Huskins, Gertrude Huskins, Melvin Blevins, 

Mildred Blevins, Charles Bartlett, Lawrence Cook. 
HALL'S CHAPEL— Carl Grindstaff, Linzey McMahan. 
INDIAN CREEK— 

IVY GAP — Mr. Woodrow Chandler, Mr. Clyde Ferguson, Mrs. Ada 
Buckner, Mr. Ernest Buckner, Miss Mae Wilson. 

JACK'S CREEK— Mr. Will Duncan, Mrs. Ed Hunter, Mrs. Bruce 
Bailey. 

LAUREL BRANCH— Mrs. Billy Brooks Wilson, Mrs. P. B. Wilson, 
Mrs. Plato Penland. 

MT. MITCHELL— Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt Johnson, Miss Becky Johnson, 
Mrs. Zelda Kirby, Mrs. Sara Bartlett, Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Car- 
roll, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Willis, 
Mrs. Corrie Crisawn. 

son, Mrs. Zelda Kirby, Mrs. Sara Bartlett, Mr. and Mrs. Shelby 
Carroll, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wil- 
lis, Mrs. Corrie Chrisawn. 

MT. PLEASANT — -Miss Madge Carter, Miss Vergie Duncan, Mrs. 
Velma Hill, Mrs. Nell Shepherd, Mrs. Ila Angel. 

PLEASANT GAP— 



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PLEASANT GROVE — Mrs. Lucille Lyle, Mrs. Joy Letterman, Mrs. 

Andrew Johnson, Mr. Yates Randolph, Miss Rhonda Randolph. 
PLEASANT VALLEY— 

PRICE'S CREEK— .Mrs. Edrus Ledford, Mrs. Annis Shepherd. 
RIVERSIDE— Mrs. Daisy Gardner, Mrs. Jack Hensley, Mrs. Mack 
Mcintosh. 

SHOAL CREEK— Mr. Lee Dulaney, Mr. James Young, Mrs. Jason 
Hughes. 

SOUTH ESTATOE— Mrs. L. H. Wing, Mr. and Mrs. Ramon Autrey, 

Rev. John Gates, Mrs. Fred Shufford. 
WINDOM — 'Mrs. Myrtle Buchanan, Mrs. Vernie Presnell, Mrs. Mae 

Thomas. 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL— Mr. Billy Buchanan, Mrs. Stella Young, Mrs. 

Mary Sparks, Mr. Vern Cook, Mrs. Myrtle Presnell. 
ZION— Mrs. R. C. Fox, Mrs. Tom Laws, Mrs. Alice Bailey, Mr. Ray 

Fox, Mr. R. C. Fox. 

MINISTERS LICENSED DURING THE YEAR 



Hullett, Tommy Burnsville, N. C. (West Burnsville) 

MINISTERS ORDAINED DURING THE YEAR 

Ledford, Clarence Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. (Pleasant Valley) 

Carroll, Homer Weaverville, N. C. (Pleasant Valley) 

ORDAINED MINISTERS, NOT PASTORS 

Autrey, Randy Old Fort, N. C. (Mt. Mitchell) 

Batty, Kenneth Marion, N. C. (Byrd's Chapel) 

Beaver, James Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. (Windom) 

Bennett, Harold, Jr Burnsville, N. C. (Bolen's Creek) 

Bennett, Richmond Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. (Byrd's Chapel) 

Boone, Arthur Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. (Double Island) 

Carroll, Claude Burnsville, N. C. (Pleasant Valley) 

Carroll Shelby Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. (Mt. Mitchell) 

Cook, Vern Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. (Young's Chapel) 

DeWaine, Murray 56 Breckenridge, Asheville, N. C. 

(Indian Creek) 

Haney, Cloyd Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. (Elk Shoal) 

Henson, Roy Burnsville, N. C. (Windom) 

Hughes, Jesse Green Mountain, N. C. (Zion) 

Ledford, Clarence Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. (Pleasant Valley) 

Letterman, Theo Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. (South Estatoe) 

Ray, Barnett Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. (Brown's Creek) 

Ray, Elzie Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. (Pleasant Valley) 

Ray, Lida Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. (Price's Creek) 

Riddle, Ed Rt. 6, Morganton, N. C. (Cane River) 

Wheeler, Carl Burnsville, N. C. (Windom) 

Wyatt, Arthur Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. (Crabtree) 

Young, Ralph Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. (Burnsville, First) 



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OUR BELOVED DEAD 

BALD CREEK— Mr. Emory Edwards, Mr. Elmer Phillips, Mrs. Sara 
Howard, Mrs. Mary Haney, Mrs. Dora Hensley. 

BANK'S CREEK — Mrs. Jannie Banks. 

BOLEN'S CREEK— Williard Ray (Deacon). 

BROWN'S CREEK— Mr. Darryl Gibbs, Mr. Joe Hensley. 

BURNSVILLE, WEST— Mrs. Nell Angel, Mr. Lewis Banks. 

BYRD'S CHAPEL— Mr. Marcus Hensley, Deacon), Mrs. Shirley W. 
Johnson. 

CANE RIVER— Mr. Jim Angel (Deacon). 

CRABTREE— Mr. Billy Gilley, Mrs. Demmie McCurry, Mrs. Daisy 
McCurry. 

ELK SHOAL— Mr. Gary Lee Howell. 

FAIRVIEW— Mr. Lenzie Hollifield, Mr. Herman Fairchild, Mrs. 
Dovie McMahan, Mr. Carl McFalls, Mrs. Pauline Long, Mrs. 
Jennie Hollifield, Mrs. Allie Bolick. 

IVY GAP— Mr. Thomas Wilson. 

LAUREL BRANCH— Mrs. Sallie Penland, Mr. Quillen Riddle. 

MT. MITCHELL — Mr. Walter Loftis, Mr. Ed Wilson, Mr. Worley 
Wilson, Mr. John W. Chrisawn, Mrs. Eliza Loftis. 

MT. PLEASANT— Mrs. Dessie Taylor, Mrs. Verlinchis Hill, Mrs. 

Phinetta Briggs, Mr. Geter Ledford, Mr. Lewis Tomberlin. 
PLEASANT GAP— Mr. Edd Dale, Mr. Hughie Harding (Deacon). 
PLEASANT GROVE— Mr. L. C. Thomas. 

SOUTH ESTATOE— Mr. A, R. Westall, Mr. A. L. Silver (Deacon), 
Mrs. Lois Geouge. 

WINDOM— Mr. Ben Ballew. 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL— Mr. Walter Young. 

CALENDAR 

(Activities suggested by Southern Baptist Convention and State 
Baptist Convention involving the local church and Association will 
be promoted on designated dates.) 

September 

9— SS Action Night 
12— G A Meetings 

15 — State Mission Day and Offering 
16-19— Central Training Union Clinic 
22-27 — Leadership Preparation Week 

29 — Cooperative Program Day 

20 — WMU Leadership Conference 
October 

7 — Workers' Council for General Associational Officers 

21— "M" Night, Training Union 



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November 

3- 9 — Royal Ambassador Focus Week 

11 — Deacons' Meeting 

18 — Sunday School 

24 — Child Care Day and offering for Baptist Children's Homes 

25— GA Meeting 

December 

1- 8 — Week of Prayer for Foreign Missions and Lottie Moon 

Christmas Offering 
29 — Student Night at Christmas 

January 

5- 10 — January Bible Study 

12 — Soul Winning Commitment Day — Day of Prayer for Cru- 
sade of Americas 

20— SS Meeting 

26— Baptist Men's Day 

February 

2 — Baptist World Alliance Sunday 
9-15 — Young Woman's Auxiliary Focus Week 

10 — Deacons' Meeting 

16 — Special Day and Offering for Homes for the Aging 

17— WMU Executive Board Meeting 
24— GA Meeting 

March 

2- 9 — Week of Prayer for Home Missions and Annie Armstrong 

Easter Offering 
9-16— Youth Week 
17 — Youth Night — Training Union 
31— Bible School Clinic 

April 

6- 20 — Evangelistic Meetings 

9 — Regional Training Union Meeting 
21-25 — Church Membership Training Week 

May 

4- 11 — Christian Home Week 

9 — GA Coronation Practice 

11— Baptist Hospital Day and Mother's Day Offering 

11- 17— GA Focus Week 

12 — Deacons' Meeting 
16 — Coronation Service 

19— SS Meeting 

June 

Vacation Bible Schools 

15 — Baptist College Day and Special Offering 

16 — Training Union Meeting 

July 

13 — Christian Literature Day 

31 — Annual Meeting of Woman's Missionary Union 
August 

10-16 — Sunbeam Focus Week 

12- 13 — Annual Meeting of the Yancey Baptist Association 



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PROCEEDINGS 

TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 13, 1968 

Association Theme: "UNTO ME" 
Scripture: Matthew 25:35-40 

1 — The ninetieth annual meeting of Yancey Baptist Association 
was called to order by the moderator, A. Z. Jamerson at 9:30 Tues- 
day morning, August 13th, 1968 at South Estatoe Baptist Church. 
The opening hymn was "All Hail the Power." 

2 — The call to worship was read in unison and B. G. McMahan, 
pastor of Young's Chapel Baptist Church, led in prayer. 

3 — John Gates, pastor of the host church, was recognized for 
announcements concerning lunch and to welcome the group. 

4 — All pastors were asked to stand and identify themselves. 
Two new pastors in the association were recognized by the chair. 
They were: John Gates, South Estatoe Baptist Church, and B. G. 
McMahan, Young's Chapel Baptist Church. 

5 — The moderator presented the printed program as the order 
of business with any necessary changes. This was adopted. 

6 — John Gates, host church pastor, brought the devotional. His 
topic was "I Was Hungry and Ye Gave Me Meat." To close this 
period of meditation, Allen McKinney, pastor of Mt. Pleasant 
Church, sang "Serve The Lord With Gladness." 

7 — Fred Harrell, pastor of West Burnsville Church, and Chair- 
man of Evangelism for the Association, spoke briefly on evangelism, 
and introduced Dr. Julian Hopkins, Secretary of Evangelism for 
North Carolina Baptist State Convention. Dr. Hopkins spoke to the 
group on "Winning the Lost." 

8 — A roll call of the churches was made by the clerk. A total 
of 98 messengers and visitors from 19 churches were present. 

9 — The moderator appointed the following committees: 
RECEPTION OF NEW CHURCHES: Rev. Lloyd Glenn, 

Rev. Allen McKinney, Mrs. Henry Silver. 
ORDINATION: Rev. Ralph Mumpower, Ramon Autrey, 
Yates Laws. 

PLACE AND PREACHER: Grady Bailey, Mrs. Brooks 

Boone, Mrs. Bruce Bailey. 
APPRECIATION: Mrs. Tensie Bailey, Miss Vergie Duncan, 

Mrs. Herschel Holcombe. 

10 — Visitors from outside the association were asked to stand 
and identify themselves. They were Guy Cain, Annuity Board rep- 
resentative, Raleigh, and a group of five people from a newly or- 
ganized church "Crabtree Chapel," who wish to present themselves 
for membership in Yancey Baptist Association. 

11 — A solo "I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked" was sung 
by Miss Susan Hensley, with Miss Madge Carter at the piano. 

12 — A panel moderated by Harold McDonald, Sunday School 
Superintendent, and composed of Miss Laura Mae Hilliard, Train- 
ing Union; Mrs. Herschel Holcombe, WMU; Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, 
Missions; Fred Harrell, Brotherhood; and Grady Bailey, Deacon 
Fellowship; presented the work of Yancey Association. 



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13 — Mrs. Tense Bailey, Chorister, led the group in the singing 
of "Make Me A Channel of Blessing." 

14 — The moderator recognized Guy Cain, who spoke on behalf 
of the work of the Annuitv Board. 

15 — Charles Parker, Meredith College, spoke of the work of 
this college. He informed the group that Meredith is the only senior 
Baptist College for women in the entire south. 

16 — Due to the absence of Ted Bras well, who was to bring the 
annual sermon, Dr. Julian Hopkins was asked to fill this time. His 
topic was "The Lost Sheep". 

17 — Following the closing meditation which was brought by 
Miss Laura Mae Hilliard, associational missionary, and Miss Linda 
Deyton, the session adjourned for lunch and fellowship. 

TUESDAY AFTERNOON 

18 — The program for the afternoon began with a musical medi- 
tation by Miss Madge Carter, pianist. The congregation sang "Praise 
Him, Praise Him," and Douglas Henderson, pastor of Laurel Branch 
Baptist Church led in prayer. 

19 — Mrs. Bruce Bailey, chairman of the nominating committee, 
presented their report (see Associational Directory for names) and 
it was adopted. 

20 — The Executive Committee was named by the moderator. 
They are: Harold McDonald, Miss Wanda Robertson, Mrs. Herschel 
Holcombe, Claude Vess, John Gates, Lloyd Glenn, Mrs. Bruce 
Bailey, Ben Riddle. 

21 — The Nominating Committee was appointed as follows: Ed 
Hunter, Mrs. Emerson Woody, Ed Sparks, Miss Vergie Duncan, 
Herman Mason. 

22 — With the vice-moderator, Allen McKinney, presiding, Rev. 
A. Z. Jamerson was elected as moderator for another year. Other 
officers elected to serve for the year were Douglas Henderson, vice- 
moderator, and Mrs. Jess Styles, Clerk. 

23 — The report of the Appreciation Committee was read by Mrs. 
Tensie Bailey and adopted as read. 

24 — Douglas Henderson brought the devotional "I Was a Strang- 
er and Ye Took Me In". Allen McKinney closed this period by sing- 
ing "Serve the Lord With Gladness". 

25 — The work of the Baptist Foundation was presented by the 
Foundation Chairman, Gordon Maddry. 

26 — Isaac Terrell, representative of Baptist Children's Home of 
North Carolina described the progress made to alleviate the suffer- 
ing in the world and stressed the importance of the work of the 
Childrens' Homes in helping to overcome this problem. 

27 — Dr. W. K. McGee informed the body of the expansion pro- 
gram at Baptist Hospital and expressed appreciation for the offer- 
ing given by the association. 

28 — William A. Poole, Superintendent of Homes for the Aging, 
spoke of the work carried on by these homes. Mr. Poole stated that 
these homes now have 200 residents. 

29 — The closing meditation was brought by Miss Laura Mae 
Hilliard and a group of three girls from Cane River Church who 
sang "How Great Thou Art". The congregation stood and prayed 
together the Model Prayer. 



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TUESDAY NIGHT 

30 — The evening session of the Association was held with Mount 
Mitchell Baptist Church and was opened with a medley of hymns 
by the pianist, Miss Madge Carter. The opening hymn was "Sav- 
iour, Like a Shepherd Lead Us." The moderator, A. Z. Jamerson, 
led in prayer. 

31 — Charles Willis, pastor of the host church, brought the de- 
votional comments. His topic was "I Was Sick, and In Prison, and 
Ye Visited Me." 

32 — The Associational Youth Choirs, directed by Miss Susan 
Hensley, sang "Living for Jesus". 

33 — The moderator announced plans for a Youth Revival which 
is to be held August 19-23 in the First Baptist Church of Burnsville. 
Nane Starnes, pastor of West Asheville Baptist Church is to be the 
guest speaker. 

34 — The Place and Preacher Report was read by the clerk as 
follows: 

Place: 1st day — Bolen's Creek 
Night — Cane River 
2nd day — Blue Rock 

Preacher: John Gates; alternate, A. Z. Jamerson. 
This report was adopted by the body. 

35 — An offering was taken to cover the travel expenses for the 
guest speaker. 

36 — Rev. J. H. Black introduced Rev. and Mrs. Tony Romeo. 
Mrs. Romeo sang a solo "I Want to Tell The World". Mr. Romeo 
who plays football for the Patriots of Boston, and is a student of 
Southwestern Seminary at Ft. Worth, Texas brought the message 
of the evening. He challenged Christians to stand up for Christ and 
dare to be brave. At the conclusion of his message, Rev. Romeo 
closed the meeting with prayer. 

WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 14 

37 — The final session of the ninetieth annual meeting of the 
Association met at Young's Chapel Baptist Church and began with 
a musical meditation by the pianist, Miss Madge Carter. Following 
the opening hymn, "Holy, Holy, Holy", Pilar McMahan led in prayer. 
The call to worship was read in unison by the congregation. 

38 — The report of the Appreciation Committee was read by 
Mrs. Tensie Bailey and adopted. 

39 — A Constitution Committee was appointed by the moderator 
as follows: Harold McDonald, Mrs. Bruce Bailey, Claude Vess, Miss 
Laura Mae Hilliard, Mrs Jess Styles. 

40 — B. G. McMahan, pastor of the host church was recognized 
for announcements concerning arrangements for lunch. 

41 — 'Miss Mary Rome Rector and Miss Susan Hensley were in 
charge of the Devotional period. 

42 — The Report of the American Bible Society was read by 
Miss Laura Mae Hilliard and adopted. 

43 — The Christian Education Report was given by Harold Mc- 
Donald who introduced Dr. Norman A. Wiggins, president of Camp- 
bell College. Dr. Wiggins informed the group of the importance of 



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the work done by the Baptist Colleges of North Carolina. 

44 — Dr. Harold White of the Stewardship Division of the Bap- 
tist State Convention was introduced by the moderator. Dr. White's 
message was "Unto Me — Through Our Giving — Into All the 
World." 

45 — The congregation sang "Our Best." 

46 — An offering was taken to cover travel expenses for the 
speakers and to cover the cost of the printing of the minutes. A 
total of $21.82 was added to the minue fund. 

47. — A solo "His Eye Is On The Sparrow" was sung by Miss 
Mary Rome Rector. 

48 — The closing message was brought by Albert A. Young, 
pastor at Viewmont Baptist Church in Hickory, and moderator of 
Theron Rankin Association. Messengers and visitors were chal- 
lenged to go home and become involved in the work of their 
churches and to live and witness for Jesus each day. 

49 — Miss Laura Mae Hilliard, with the assistance of Miss Chris- 
tine Harris, Miss Linda Anglin, and Miss Julia Banks, brought the 
closing meditation. Harold McDonald gave the benediction. 

50 — The total number of churches represented for the two days 
was 21; with a total of 112 messengers and visitors. Eleven churches 
were not represented. 

51 — A bountiful lunch was served by the ladies of the host 
church. 

REPORT ON EVANGELISM 

The first great responsibility of Baptists today is to proclaim 
the message of the Gospel clearly, plainly, and under the empower- 
ing power of the Holy Spirit. To express it another way is to say 
that evangelism is our first responsibility as we follow our Lord 
obediently as taught in the Scriptures. 

The Bible is a source of divine knowledge, it is God's message 
for today. Jesus gave to the Church the glorious task of taking this 
message to those who are lost. 

Our record in the Yancey Association last year was not what it 
should have been. There were 119 baptisms reported from 21 
churches. This leaves 11 churches reporting no baptisms at all. 
With a resident membership in the Yancey Association of 3,722 this 
report reveals that it took 31 Baptists one year to win one person 
to the Lord. 

We feel that God has opened up a way for every Baptist and 
every church to have a definite part in the great work of evangelism 
if we will join our hearts, hands and prayers in the CRUSADE OF 
THE AMERICAS. It is our conviction that this great opportunity 
had its origin in the heart of God. This also may be God's last great 
effort to save this hemisphere. Are we going to join with Him in 
this glorious work? Or will be pass it by with no concern? 

To move this year and next with God in the Crusade of the 
Americas means that we must be deligent in searching the Scrip- 
tures and proclaiming the Gospel, it means that we must walk daily 
with God in the fellowship of prayer. 

It is urgently important that every church be confronted with 
the opportunity and responsibility of participating with other Bap- 
tists across the western hemisphere in prayerful concern for a great 



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spiritual awakening next spring during the simultaneous revival 
meetings. 

The Department of Evangelism in Raleigh has mailed to every 
pastor, Sunday School Superintendent, WMU President and Broth- 
erhood President a guide book for this great effort. Messengers of 
this Association are urged to see that your church rightly faces this 
great challenge. 

The following churches have voted to enter this great Crusade 
of Evangelism — Mount Pleasant, Jack's Creek, West Burnsville, 
Laurel Branch and Bolen's Creek. When a Church decides to enter 
the Crusade the Associational Chairman of Evangelism should be 
notified. Then the name of that Church and the pastor's name will 
be sent to Raleigh as another church that is concerned about the lost. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Fred Harrell 
Evangelistic Chairman 

SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT 

The arm of evangelism in the church is the Sunday School. 
This organization not only provides the teaching ministry of the 
church, but forms the springboard for the outreach and forward 
movement. No other church organization is so admirably designed 
both to reach and teach prospects according to their ages and inter- 
ests. The general Sunday School theme for 1967-68 was "A Church 
Fulfilling Its Mission Through Ministry". All of the major programs 
of the Sunday School supported this theme. The January Bible 
Study centered on the gospel of Luke and the ministry of Jesus to 
the needy, both spiritually and physically. One of the greatest 
undertakings of the year in which the Sunday School played a vital 
part was the planning and preparation for the Associational Youth- 
Led Revival to be held August 19th-23rd, 1968. 

Our Sunday School showed the first marked decrease in three 
years. The enrollment dropped from 3,205 to 3,180, a decrease of 
25. The average attendance declined from 2,043 to 1,976. This is a 
disturbing indication in light of the fact that almost all over the 
world the population is increasing many fold. 

The theme for 1968-69 is "A Church Fulfilling Its Mission 
Through Evangelism and World Missions". The great emphasis for 
this year is the Crusade of the Americas. This is the largest single 
evangelistic effort ever undertaken and involves Baptists from Can- 
ada to South America. Next spring simultaneous revivals will be 
held all over the Americas. Let us pledge ourselves to use our Sun- 
day Schools to the greatest advantage in support of this tremendous 
evangelistic undertaking and to pray that God will use us to ad- 
vance His Kingdom's work in which the gospel is desperately 
needed. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Harold L. McDonald 
Sunday School Supt. 

TRAINING UNION REPORT 

The primary concern of every Christian is "to minister" in the 
name of Jesus Christ. To minister means to function as a servant. 
Jesus said, "Whosoever would be great among you must be your 
servant. The way of a servant is a mode of life which is achieved 
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Christian has to be trained to minister. Training Union is a part 
of a church's effort to develop every Christian into an effective ser- 
vant of God and man. 

In the Yancey Association we have only eleven churches with 
a Training Program. We have enrolled in these Training Unions 
five hundred and fifty two with an average attendance of three 
hundred and thirty. Our "M" Night and Youth Night were well 
attended. 

The church in the world today is facing a crucial time. The 
challenge of the hour is for Christians to dedicate and train them- 
selves for Kingdom service. May I urge you to study and stay up- 
to-date with all the current Training Union materials. I beg you 
to support and use your Training Union as a means toward a more 
effective Christian ministry through the local church. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Wanda Robertson, Director 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION REPORT 

It is hard to measure growth in world awareness and spiritual 
concern but some evident trends and facts are discouraging — (1) 
the slow growth in organizations and membership, (2) officers who 
reluctantly accept responsibility and (3) members who lack en- 
thusiasm and devotion. 

However there are some encouraging features. A majority of 
the Missionary Societies had a five day observance of the Weeks of 
Prayer for foreign and home missions, and a special State Mission 
Program. A closer relationship between WMU organizations and the 
other church organizations is developing. A large number of the 
girls enrolled in Girls' Auxiliaries participated in the annual Coro- 
nation Service. There were five churches represented in the group 
— Brown's Creek, Rolen's Creek, Burnsville, First, Burnsville, West 
and Mount Pleasant. Two queens, Vickie Bennett, Rolen's Creek 
Church, Kathy Deyton, First Baptist and one Queen Regent, Janice 
Hunter, First Baptist were among the number. 

Missionary Societies report a gain in membership of 16, Young 
Woman's Auxiliaries 10 and Girls' Auxiliaries 7. 

The members of Woman's Missionary Union whether adult or 
youth are seeking to "grow in grace and in the knowledge of our 
Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ." We need to look on the fields, 
"white unto harvest." Twenty-four churches with no WMU organ- 
ization! Women, girls, children missing the opportunities for growth 
and service offered by these organizations. The challenge is before 
us . — w ni we with God's help reach out to these churches? Let us 
say, "Lord, here am I, send me to minister "unto one of the least 
of these." If we pray, work and witness we have the promise of 
God's power, and we will see the results of our labors as other 
churches organize WMU organizations and those now functioning 
become better organizations. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Herschel Holcombe 
President W. M. U. 



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REPORT — MISSION GIFTS 

Knowing that we are to witness for our Lord at home and to 
all the world, we come to look at our giving record. A way to wit- 
ness is through our gifts. It seems that all of our churches have 
not awakened to this fact but we hope that during this coming year 
more churches will go forward by giving to missions. 

Last year we find that nine churches gave $2,585 to Associa- 
tional Missions; nine churches gave $643.84 to State Missions, 12 
churches gave $4,552.14 to Foreign Missions, nine churches gave 
$1,391.93 to Home Missions. 

Look at the record of your church and if you find your church 
did not give to any of the mission causes, pray about it and put 
your prayers to work. Each church has the privilege of giving and 
by their gifts someone will have the opportunity of hearing about 
the love of our Lord. 

Resp ctfully submitted, 
Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson 
Mission Chairman 

DEACON FELLOWSHIP REPORT 

Since last year we have had three meetings. These meetings 
were held with Bolen's Creek, West Burnsville and First Baptist. 
The speakers were — D. R. Fouts, B. M. Tomberlin, Harold White. 
In these metings we have reached eight churches — x k of the 
churches. 

There are so many things we need to do for the Lord right here 
at home. Deacons could, and should, offer so much in leadership 
in these areas. If we do, we must put our efforts together. How 
deacons need to pray and plan together. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Ben Riddle 

Deacon Fellowship Chairman 
CHRISTIAN LIFE COMMISSION REPORT 

The Christian Life Commission of the Yancey Baptist Associa- 
tion wrote letters to each church in the Association asking each one 
to have an emphasis on the Church Covenant during the last week 
of July. The Commission also offered copies of the covenant to all 
churches requesting them for distribution among members. 600 
covenants were mailed to various churches. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Claude Vess 

Christian Life Com. Chairman 

In example and in word Jesus put emphasis on teaching. We 
are to be like Him, teaching must occupy a large place in the pro- 
gram of a church. In a year through our Sunday School we offer 
to those who come some twenty-six hours of teaching. This is not 
enough if we are to come to the "full stature of the Lord Jesus 
Christ." Furthermore, we who are responsible for the "younger 
ones" among us must give to them every possible opportunity to 
grow as Jesus grew — mentally, spiritually, physically and socially. 
The activities of Vacation Bible School give every child enrolled 
this opportunity and provide thirty additional hours of teaching. 



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The twenty-one churches which provided a Vacation Bible 
School in this Association understood what Jesus meant when He 
said, "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these 
ye have done it unto Me." One thousand, one hundred and thirty- 
five were enrolled. We had good Bible Schools this year. The 
average attendance was excellent. We gained six schools. Yet, 
there is still "much to be done." As we remember the twelve 
churches we need to reach next year, let us begin now to pray that 
next summer the thirty-two churches in this association will pro- 
vide a Bible School for those three through sixteen. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Doris Tomberlin 
Bible School Director 

BAPTIST CHILDREN'S HOMES REPORT 

North Carolina Baptists and other friends of the Children's 
Homes are making possible a Christian way of life for hundreds of 
boys and girls who otherwise would be denied many of life's best 
opportunities. More than 1,300 children were assisted in some type 
of service during the past year. 

Co-operative Program income through the churches is increas- 
ingly important. Last year's Thanksgiving offering is the largest 
ever — now approaching $325,000. Special gifts, bequests through 
wills and estate planning provide much needed income and won- 
derful opportunities to invest in the lives of children and young 
people. 

Encouraging progress is noted in the capital funds campaign to 
build a home for children in Western North Carolina to be located 
in Haywood County. It is hoped that construction can begin in 
early 1969. 

The number of good Christian homes for the care of foster 
children is growing. More are needed in all sections of the state. 

Members of the Board of Trustees and members of the staff of 
the Homes are dedicated to a program of child care that will merit 
the undivided loyalty and support of our people and that will be 
worthy the blessings of our Lord. We should covenant with them 
to do our part that children in distress might know we care. 

Last Associational Year, according to the record received from 
the Baptist Children's Homes, 77% of our churches (26) gave $2,- 
928.23. 18 churches gave $861 in produce. The individuals who 
gave invested this much of "themselves" in the lives of more than 
1,300 children being touched by the Baptist Children's Homes of 
North Carolina. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Vergis Anglin, Chairman 
Baptist Children's Homes 

HOMES FOR THE AGING REPORT 

The past year in your Baptist Homes for the Aging has been 
one of the most eventful in the history of the Homes. Of primary 
significance was the opening of the Yanceyville Home on Novem- 
ber 1, 1967. 

When the Yanceyville Home, accommodating 31 residents, is 
filled to capacity the number living in all of our Homes will reach 
200. Residents at Yanceyville, Resthaven, and Albemarle Home, the 
Hayes Home, the Hamilton Home, and the Infirmary constitute a 



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large and evergrowing family of elderly people who receive com- 
passionate care. 

About 85% of the residents ministered unto receive assistance 
through the love gifts of North Carolina Baptists. These love gifts 
from the churches come from two main sources: (1) The Special 
Day Offering, received on the 3rd Sunday of February each year 
and (2) The Cooperative Program. 

We should be grateful to the Lord that our denomination gives 
us the opportunity to contribute to this great area of human need. 
Our record this year is better but there is much yet to be desired. 
We gain churches and in the total given. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. M. D. Bailey, Chairman 

BAPTIST HOSPITAL REPORT 

Someone has said, and rightly so, "church related hospitals can- 
not properly be operated as non-teaching nor non-charity-minded 
hospitals." Or commission declares that in all that we do we are to 
lead men to God through Jesus Christ which involves teaching and 
we are to minister to those who are needy. We find Jesus saying, 
"Inasmuch as Ye have done it unto one of the least of these, ye 
have done it unto Me." 

We rejoice that our Medical Center, composed of the Baptist 
Hospital and the Bowman Gray School of Medicine is involved in 
the advance in medicine — and is making a definite contribution. 
We know that to continue to do this demands added support from 
all our churches. 

Yet, in it all, we must remain deeply concerned about the sick 
people who must look to us for help — those who cannot pay the 
cost of services. This should challenge the thirty-two churches of 
this Association to do their best on Mother's Day as we make our 
special offering for the "needy sick" which we feel is at the heart 
of our mission. 

According to the report from the churches we are $26.00 away 
from the suggested goal of 40% increase. To reach this goal we 
needed $2,786.00. At this point we have reported as given $2,760.00. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. Andrew Johnson, Chairman 

Baptist Hospital 

HIGHER CHRISTIAN EDUCATION REPORT 

"Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my 
brethren, ye have done it unto Me." Can we feel that these words 
from Matthew 25:40 can be said about our concern for Christian 
Higher Education? 

What have we done about Christian Education in our associa- 
tion? Less than one-sixth of the churches gave a special offering 
for Christian Education. The six churches giving to this worthy 
cause gave only $252.00. 

What is being done in our state, throughout the Southern Bap- 
tist Convention? As in past years many of our qualified students 
were turned away from our Baptist Colleges because of limited 
facilities, both in housing and instruction. 

Yet, in our state, we depend upon our seven Baptist Colleges to 
train the vast majority of our church vocational workers and those 



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who answer the call for full-time Christian service. Can 12,000 to 
15,000 students continue to have the best in Christian Higher Edu- 
cation, if we leave our colleges as they are now? 

Campbell College suffered a great loss on July 8th when a two- 
story building housing the Math, Religion, Philosophy and Health 
Departments was destroyed by fire. This institution will need our 
support more than ever. 

A recent report shows that Cooperative Program giving by 
North Carolina Baptists is at an all-time high. While there is an 
increase in Mission offerings the Christian Education offerings, in- 
cluding Christian Education Day and other special gifts, show a de- 
cline of 21%. The total at this time last year was $43,780.53 as com- 
pared with $34,424.72 through June of this year. 

Can we not increase our gifts and give to our colleges more 
support for the future through our prayers and a greater concern 
for the education of our youth? 

The knowledge and the wisdom of our leaders for tomorrow 
will be found in the youth you and I are educating today. Will the 
leadership be based on Christian principles because we have pro- 
vided for them the best in Christian education? 

Respectfully submitted, 
Sara Hensley 

Christian Education Chairman 
AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY REPORT 

The American Bible Society has as its simple purpose the wider 
circulation of the Holy Scriptures, without note or comment and 
without profit, to every man on earth in whatever language he may 
require. More than 55 denominations are represented on its ad- 
visory Council. It was founded in 1816 and since then has dis- 
tributed the Bible widely. 

For many years a significant part of the support for this worthy 
effort has come from the churches of the Southern Baptist Conven- 
tion. Churches and individuals are encouraged to make worthy con- 
tributions to the work of the American Bible Society. This is one 
way our churches, the thirty-two churches of this Association, can 
share in providing the Scriptures needed for the Missionary advance 
to which we are committed. 

Why should the work of the American Bible Society expand? 
Because the one hope of our fear-ridden, sin-sick world is the Gos- 
pel of Jesus Christ; because the Gospel is known and experienced 
only as men read the one primary source for knowledge of it and 
for their relationship with Him; because the great masses of people 
in the world do not have the Bible, do not even know of it; because 
Scripture distribution reaches hundreds of thousands of persons 
whom no other Christian effort will reach; and because American 
Christians are better able to bear the costs of the needed expansion 
than any other people in the world. 

I would like to suggest to the mesesngers of this annual session 
that we set now June 29th as American Bible Society Sunday and 
urge all of our churches to make a special offering on this Sunday. 
On this day, also, information concerning the work of the Society 
would be presented and the congregation led in a special prayer for 
its work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. Billy Brooks Wilson, Chm. 

American Bible Society 



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CHRISTIAN LITERATURE REPORT 

This is a period in history when some church publications are 
struggling to exist. Your Biblical Recorder is not immune from 
some of these problems but the "Recorder" had its 135th birthday 
in January which indicates it is durable and hardy. 

There is every indication that the "Recorder" is continuing to 
be read closely. Letters to the editor reflect this growing interest 
on the part of the readers. The tragedy is that more of our Baptist 
people don't get the "Recorder". 

Speaking the truth in love is the goal of the "Recorder" at all 
times. The support of all Baptists is needed in carrying out this 
objective. We need more "Recorders" coming into the Baptist 
homes of this Association. 

We commend to you all of the other publications. They are 
all good. There is only one thing wrong — we do not read them 
or use them enough. 

Paul in Ephesians presents a real challenge to us — "grow up 
into Him in all things, which is the head, even Christ. Our publi- 
cations will help us attain this cherished goal. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Guss Peterson 

Christian Literature Chairman 
APPRECIATION COMMITTEE REPORT 
First Day 

We, the Appreciation Committee, wish to express to the South 
Estatoe Baptist Church, our thanks for their hospitality and the 
bountiful lunch which was so well prepared. 

Second Day 

We, the Appreciation Committee wish to thank Young's Chapel 
for their hospitality and for the bountiful lunch. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Tensie Bailey 
Vergie Duncan 
Louise Holcombe 

PLACE AND PREACHER COMMITTEE REPORT 

We, your committee, wish to report as follows: 

1 — The first day to be held with Bolen's Creek Baptist Church. 

2— The night session to be held with Cane River Baptist Church. 

3 — The second day to be held with Blue Rock Baptist Church. 

4 — To bring the message — John Gates, pastor of South Estatoe 
Church. 

5 — Alternate — A. Z. Jamerson, pastor, Bolen's Creek Church. 

Respectfully submitted, 
H. G. Bailey 
Mrs. Bruce Bailey 
Mrs. Brooks Boone 



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CONSTITUTION 



Article 1. The name of this organization shall be the Yancey 
Baptist Association. 

Article 2. The Association shall hold its annual meeting on 
Tuesday, Tuesday evening, and Wednesday morning after the sec- 
ond Sunday in August and shall be with three churches. First day 
with one church, evening session at another church, and the fol- 
lowing morning, with a third church, to be named by the Associa- 
tion. 

Article 3. The membership of this Association shall be com- 
posed of Pastors of Member Churches, ordained Ministers with 
membership in the Member Churches and elected Messengers from 
the Member churches. Each Church shall be entitled to two Mes- 
sengers for every fifty members and for each additional fifty, or 
the fractional part thereof; provided each Church is entitled to two 
Messengers and provided further that all Ministers shall have seats, 
in accordance with the provisions of membership as set forth in this 
article. 

Article 4. Only the Messengers, or the Alternate selected by 
each Church, and the Minister as herein set forth, and who are 
actually present shall have a right to vote; in other words, the full 
vote of any Church may be cast only if there is present a full num- 
ber of Messengers or Alternates. The method of determining those 
who have been named as Messengers shall be by the names of the 
persons appearing upon each letter sent to the Association by the 
respective Churches. 

Article 5. The primary object of this Association shall be to 
counsel together for the enlargement and strengthening of God's 
Kingdom of unity and growth among the Churches composing it; 
and by cooperating with the State Baptist Convention and the 
Southern Baptist Convention in a program of world missions. 

Article 6. The Association shall have the following officers, 
elected annually at the general meeting. All officers and leaders 
shall be active members in their local churches. 

1. The Moderator, who shall preside over the meetings of the 
Association and give general supervision and support of all Asso- 
ciational Activities. 

2. The Associate Moderator, who shall preside in the absence of 
the Moderator and render assistance to him when called upon to 
do so. 

3. The Clerk-Treasurer, who shall keep a fair record of the 
proceedings, shall superintend the printing and distribution of the 
Associational Minutes within a reasonable time following the meet- 
ing of the Association and shall keep and preserve all Associational 
Records. 

4. The Superintendent of Sunday Schools, who shall promote 
and encourage the building of better Sunday Schools in the Asso- 
ciation by planning for and conducting an Associational wide Sun- 
day School meeting each quarter. 

5. The Director of Baptist Training Union, who shall promote 
and encourage the Training Union program in all of the Churches 
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6. The Superintendent of Woman's Missionary Union, elected 
by the W. M. U. Organization, who shall promote a work of the 
Woman's Missionary Union in the Churches of the Association. 

7. The Deacon Fellowship Chairman, whose duty it shall be 
to encourage study among the Deacons of the various Churches of 
the Assoeaition and to promote a better understanding of the duties 
of such Deacons. 

8. Pastor's Conference Chairman, elected by the members of 
the Pastor's Conference. 

9. The Orphanage Chairman whose duty it shall be to work 
for increased interest in the Orphanage and the furnishing of aid 
thereto. 

10. Christian Literature Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
stress the importance of Christian Literature and its more exten- 
sive use. 

11. Christian Education Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
stress importance and value of Christian Education and the neces- 
sity of fostering the various institutions now being supported by 
the Southern Baptists. 

12. The Hospital Chairman whose duty it shall be to work 
with the Member Churches of this Association and our Baptist State 
Hospital. 

13. The Bible School Director whose duty it shall be to en- 
courage the holding of Bible Schools regularly by the Member 
Churches thereby causing increased study of the Bible. 

14. The Chairman of the Home for the Aging whose duty it 
shall be to inform the churches about this phase of our work and 
encourage them to support the same. 

15. The Brotherhood President who shall promote and en- 
courage the work of the Brotherhood in all the Churches of the 
Association. 

16. Missions Chairman, whose duty it shall be to promote 
mission praying, giving and witnessing throughout the Association 
by working through the organizations. 

17. American Bible Society Chairman, whose duty it shall be 
to furnish information about the work of the Society and encour- 
age a once a year gift from all churches. 

18. Evangelistic Chairman, whose duty it shall be to promote 
a constructive program of evangelism. 

19. Pianist, whose duty it shall be to play for annual sessions. 

20. Chorister, whose duty it shall be to direct the singing for 
the annual session and plan for special music as desired. 

21. Christian Action Chairman, whose duty it shall be to 
arouse the people to oppose the establishment of an Alcoholic Bev- 
erage Control (ABC) store in the town or county and to render any 
assistance to law enforcement officers, that might be needed in 
enforcing laws now on books. 



30 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



22. A Board of Trustees to be composed of five members, two 
of whom shall be the Moderator and Clerk of this Association and 
three to be appointed by the Moderator, whose duty it shall be to 
supervise and administer the Watson Fund in connection with de- 
serving students attending Mars Hill College. 

Article 7. That the Moderator appoint a Nominating Com- 
mittee to nominate the auxiliary officers of the Association and to 
make recommendations to the Association at the annual session of 
the Association. Providing that the Woman's Missionary Union, 
the Sunday School and the Training Union associational organiza- 
tions shall recommend a member of their organization for mem- 
bership on the Nominating Committee. Further, providing that an 
Executive Committee shall be elected at each annual session to be 
composed of the Associational W. M. U. Superintendent, Associa- 
tional Sunday School Superintendent, and the Associational Train- 
ing Union Director, two pastors, and two members at large. The 
Moderator and the Clerk shall be members ex-officio. 

Article 8. There shall be a Place and Preacher Committee, a 
Resolutions Committee, an Ordination Committee and a Committee 
for Reception of New Churches, each committee to be composed of 
three members and appointed by the Moderator. 

Article 9. That the Fiscal year of the Association be from 
July 1st to June 30 and that the Church Clerk get their Church 
Letters to the Associational Clerk by August 1st. That the Associa- 
tional Clerk do his best to have the Minutes printed and in the 
hands of the Clerks within two months after the close of the 
Association. 

Article 10. This Constitution may be amended at any annual 
meeting by a vote of two-thirds of its Messengers present. 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 31 



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CHURCHES 



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Banks Creek 

Blue Rock 

Bolen's Creek .... 
Brown's Creek 
Burnsville, First 
Burnsville, West 
Byrd's Chapel . . 

Cane River 

Claymound 

Concord 

Crabtree 

Double Island 

Elk Shoal 

Fairview 

Hall's Chapel 

Indian Creek 

Ivy Gap 

Jack's Creek 

Laurel Branch ... 
Mount Mitchell 
Mount Pleasant . 

Pleasant Gap 

Pleasant Grove 
Pleasant Valley . 

Price's Creek 

Riverside 

Shoal Creek 

South Estatoe 

Windom 

Young's Chapel.. 

Zion 

TOTALS 

"Indicates "Yes 
•^Indicates "No' 



1844 
1944 
1875 
1896 
1901 
1881 
1932 
1887 
1825 
1927 
1888 
1896 
1840' 
1888 
1885 
1938 
1871 
1869 
1886 
1807 
1890 
1865 
1896 
1856 
1893 
1853 
1892 
1907 
1896 
1920 
1893 
1800 



119 



.1551. ...44| 
33 .361 



112 
178 
147 
382 
186 
97 
95 
50 
97 
156 
166 
183 
100 
29 



: 2 ?l 

. 501 
164! 
1111 
50! 

19 ^l 

...111 
187! 

96! 
. 99| 
. 20! 

161 



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5! 10 



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.39' 601 
.96! 1451 
.691 .23! 
...45|... 19! 
.. 97! ... 421 
159 . 531 
1341 1011 
721 111! 



109 
.83 
.60 
56 
176 
140 
119 
102 



931 
...76| 
...15! 
...101 
1041 
.. 50! 
1031 

101 



199 

691 
1351 
.1851 
197! 
5461 
297! 
147! 
293 1 
. 54| 
108! 
3431 
262! 
2821 
1201 
...45. 

99i 
241 1 

92! 

641 
139 
212| 
2351 
183! 
2021 
159! 

75 



280 
190 

2221 .... 1 
1121 



.595 

600 
2075 
2740 
1300 
6080 
5450 

990 
1260 
.600 
.960 
2256 
3900 

643 
1200 

250 

327 
3445 
1038 

904 
1469 
4000 
3640 
1080 
4507 
.570 
1440 

840 
1820 
3900 
2120 
1200 



17213722 2131158531 ... 4163199 ' 



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Banks Creek .... 

Blue Rock 

Bolen's Creek 
I Brown's Creek 

Burnsville, First 
I Burnsville, West 
) Byrd's Chapel ... 

I Cane River 

I Clay mound 

! Concord 

s Crabtree 

3 Double Island 

| Elk Shoal 

! Fairview 

| Hall's Chapel .... 

;| Indian Creek 

i Ivy Gap 

Jack's Creek 

! Laurel Branch ... 

Mount Mitchell 

Mount Pleasant 

Pleasant Gap 

: Pleasant Grove 
] Pleasant Valley . 

j Price's Creek 

■I Riverside 

Shoal Creek 

1 South Estatoe ... 
i Windom 

Young's Chapel 

1 Zion 

TOTALS 



14 



10 .12 

...7 
10 
21 
141 13 
36 19 
23 17| 
.. 5 .. 4! 



11 
1 

4 
12 
20 
6 
22 
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14 
10 
15 
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101 15 
2381339 



10 

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336 



20 



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31 

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201 20 



3 
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38 
100 
179 
123 
31 258 
174 

68 
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56 

40 



1051 .72 
98! 63 



314(766!143| 37i 



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221 201 



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2 
2 
2 
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21 87 

.2 144 

. 2\ .. 47 

2| . 48 

. 21 72 

21 104 

2| 631 36! . 77 

2! 100' 87| . 46 

2! 1251 601 41 

21 135! 99' ... 

..21 691 . 45] 2 7 

2| 111| 86| . 70 

21 . 871 55' 36 

. 21... 751 . 50| 

. 2| 52! 38| . 

2| 131! . 71 .. 72 

2| 911 761 .. 45 

2! 1401 801 59 

2! 1041 70' 25 
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Table C — TRAINING UNION 



CHURCHES 



Bolen's Creek 

Brown's Creek .. 
Burnsville, First.. 
Burnsville, West 

Jack's Creek 

Laurel Branch. .. 

Mt. Pleasant 

Pleasant Grove . 

South Estatoe 

Windom 

Zion 

TOTALS 



17 .17 



12 



59 



83 



69 



12 
17 
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15 , 
122| 19 



48 



23 16 
40| 20 
19 10 



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32 
25 
25 

3301 10 



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39 
121111 
I 78 
I 48 
23 
40 
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55 
.42 
37 
121552 



Table D — MUSIC MINISTRY 



CHURCHES 



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Bolen's Creek 
Burnsville, First 
Burnsville, West 
Byrd's Chapel ... 

Cane River 

Laurel Branch ... 

Mt. Mitchell 

Windom 

TOTALS 



12 60 



43 



53 



20 
100 



381 20 
55 



42 
37 
.16 
15 
58 
.20 
295 



25 



100 



Table E — BROTHERHOOD WORK 



CHURCHES 




Bolen's Creek 






1 


11 







1 


11 


... 11! HI 22 
18| .181 34 
28| 28| 41 
57! 57! 97 


Burnsville, First 


1 


7 


1 


9 





2 

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6 


.16 
. 13 
40 


Burnsville, West 


1 


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1 


7 


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TOTALS 


2 


.12 


3 


27 


1 



Table F — WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION 



CHURCHES 



Bolen's Creek 
Brown's Creek 
Burnsville, First 
Burnsville, West 

Jack's Creek 

Laurel Branch ... 

Mt. Pleasant 

South Estatoe 
TOTALS 



I 1 



5 2 



10 



17 



18 



II . .4 

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1 ... 31 
4| 191 



16 



811711 241287 



Table G — BUILDING AND OTHER INFORMATION 



CHURCHE& 


Cooperative program goal as 
% of total budget coming yr. 


Assoc. missions goal as % of 
total budget coming year 


Value of pastor's home 


Value of church property 
(incl. pastor's home) 


Total church debt at 

end of assoc. year : 


Bald Creek 






.4500 
4000 
15000 
70000 
28000 
130200 
. 55100 
10000 
30000 
5000 




Banks Creek 








Blue Rock 


12 


".'"8 






Bolen's Creek 


6000 
11200 




Brown's Creek 


... 300 
.8800 
.'1522 


Burnsville, First 

"Rurnsville, West 


32 
.3.6 


4 


Byrd's Chapel 






Cane River 








Claymound 






Concord 








7500 




Crabtree 








25000 
50000 
5000 




Double Island 






25000 


4965 


Elk Shoal 




Fairview 




10 




25000 




wall's Chapel 








50001 


Indian Creek 








6000 
120001 




Ivy Gap 










Jack's Creek 


. 5 


15000 


Laurel Branch 








5000 


Mount Mitchell 






50001 




Mount Pleasant 




12000 


20000 




Pleasant Gap 






55001 280001 4547 


Pleasant Grove 






350001 
. 10000 




Pleasant Valley 


.25 








Price's Creek 






11043! 
250001 
2500 




Riverside 








Shoal Creek 










South Estatoe 


...5 






17500 
35000 
2000 
31000 




Windom 




Young's Chapel 










Zion 






fiOOO 


8700 


TOTALS 




I 657001719343! 28834 



Table H — TOTAL RECEIPTS, LOCAL EXPENDITURES 
AND STEWARDSHIP INFORMATION 



CHURCHES 



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Bald Creek 

Banks Creek 

Blue Rock 

Bolen's Creek 
Brown's Creek 
Burnsville, First 
Burnsville, West 
Byrd's Chapel . 

Cane River 

Claymound 

Concord 

Crabtree 

Double Island 

Elk Shoal 

Fairview 

Hall's Chapel 

Indian Creek 

Ivy Gap 

Jack's Creek 

Laurel Branch ... 
Mount Mitchell 
Mount Pleasant 

Pleasant Gap 

Pleasant Grove . 
Pleasant Valley 

Price's Creek 

Riverside 

Shoal Creek 

South Estatoe .... 

Windom 

Young's Chapel 

Zion 

TOTALS 



.2 

4 

.20 
.64 

22 
121 
. 26 
. 5 



12 



10 



.15 



. 595 
788 

6538 
.14642 
.6644 
26461 
12673 

1863 

2501 
.. 600 
.1094 

3663 
. 7219 
. 1073 

5349 
250 

1072 

4354 

1404 
. 2525 

3234 
10325 
.7462 
.2073 
.8678 
.1141 
.. 1440 
.1075 
.7326 
.8692 

5505 
13000 



...595 
788 

6538 
14642 
. 6644 
26461 
12673 

18631 
.2501 



.1094 
3663 
.7219 
1073 
.5349 
250 
1072 
4354 
1404 
2525 



221 



10546 
.7462 
.2073 
8678 
.1141 
.1440 
.1075 
.7326 
. 8692 
.5505 



.595 
.600 
2075 
.2740 
1300 
6830 
5450 
. 990 
.1260 
.600 
960 
2256 
2125 
.643 
1200 
250 
327 
3445 
1038 
.904 
.1469 
4000 
2719 



371 
120 



2708 



225 



180 



407 11595591 159780! 546461 



.. 4507 
. 570 
.1440 
... 840 
.1145 
.3900 
.2370 
1200 
606281 



3081 
44014 



! 3018 



1102 



1200 



250 



360 



79! 
524! 



120! ... 
120... 1772 



600 



1197 



600! 



11500! 
5054! 64255! 





595 


138' 


788 


1814] 


4260 


79281 


10788 


1901 


6282 


17012! 


70564 


28401 


11308 


... 615i 


.1605 


...11111 


.3473 


3891 


.... 989 


..... 134! 


...1094 


961| 


3442 


...1158! 


.4483 


... 430! 


1073 


1156 


.. 4624 




250 


. 355! 


... 682 


1284! 


4729 


.... 116! 


1404 


3241 


1307 


1241' 


3234 


. 2074! 


6434 


41611 


6880 


... 594! 


. 2194 


14801 


.7879 


5711 


. 1141 




. 1440 


235' 


1075 


21181 


4460 


. 18541 


6354 


. 1480! 


3850 


... 3001 


13000 


558241191681 



Table I — MISSION EXPENDITURES 



CHURCHES 



Bald Creek 

Banks Creek 

Blue Rock 

Bolen's Creek 
Brown's Creek ... 
Burnsville, First 
Burnsville, West 
Byrd's Chapel 

Cane River 

Claymound 

Concord 

Crabtree 

Double Island .. . 

Elk Shoal 

Fairview 

Hall's Chapel 

Indian Creek 

Ivy Gap 

Jack's Creek 

Laurel Branch .... 
Mount Mitchell . 
Mount Pleasant ... 

Pleasant Gap 

Pleasant Grove . 
Pleasant Valley ... 

Price's Creek 

Riverside 

Shoal Creek 

South Estatoe ..... 

Windom 

Young's Chapel . 

Zion 

TOTALS 



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3600 
378 



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598| 200 

96! 30 
7001 163 
4861 50 



177 



831 1001 . 20 



72 
259 



160 



358 



25!... 30 
4801 . 60 



41 



90 



2585 



50 



914 



375 



I [...35 

5291 .200 

12531 1021 314 



44! 1001 



361 
50 



177 



129 



10 



11671 441 260 



482! 

801 
110 ... 10 



177' 



100! 15 
1301 



279! .60 



10' 



611 210 

.93 

I 183 



142114810 



21 



252 



90 
169 
131 



225 



62 
200 
12 
82 



117 

34 



310 
161 
.57 
97 



60 
190 
390 
186 
.58 
3767 



.25! 
1501 
357! 185! 



125! 1001 25! 



1611 781 
501 391 
1411 

.. 171 



17 



1001 



. 161 
200' 
.101 
.201 
.501 
. 601 
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100! 
200! 2001 



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50! 
252! 
426! 
.90 



2760 



32 



50 
100 



801| 



60 
902 
4218 

. .1 640 
5H 6585 
... I 1625 

.... ! 390 
.... I .. 285 



100j 425 

78 

I 981 

I ... 22 

' . 102 

! ... 50 

10! 642 

.399 

... ! 100 

50' 1793 

! .. 360 

! . 457 

I.... 57 

I .. 159 

I.... 55 

I .110 

I 1282 

! 1102 

I . 278 

I . . 58 

266!23215 



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2075 






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2740 




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6080 


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5450 


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* 


* 


990 


Cane River 






1260 


Claymound 


* * 

" ** 


* 


.600 
.960 
2256 


Concord 

Crabtree 


' ** 




Double Island 






3900 


Elk Shoal 


** 




643 


Fairview 


* 




1200 


Hall's Chapel 


** 


** 


...250 


Indian Creek 


* * 




327 


Ivy Gap 






3445 


Jack's Creek 






1038 


Laurel Branch 






904 


Mount Mitchell 


* * 


« 


.1469 


Mount Pleasant 




** 


4000 


Pleasant Gap 

Pleasant Grove 




" ** 


3640 
.1080 


Pleasant Valley 






4507 


Price's Creek 




** 


.570 


Riverside 






1440 


Shoal Creek 


** 


** 


... 840 


South Estatoe 




" "** 


1820 


Windom 




"'** 


3900 


Young's Chapel 


""** 


*» 


2120 


Zion 


** 


"'** 


1200 


TOTALS 




163199 



indicates "Yes" 
** Indicates 'No" 



w 

ANNUAL ^ 

of 



Yancey Baptist 

Association 

1 of 

NORTH CAROLINA 

IN ITS NINETY-FIRST ANNUAL SESSION 

1969 
held with 

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH (First Day) 
AUGUST 12 

CANE RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH (Night) 
AUGUST 12 

BLUE ROCK BAPTIST CHURCH (Second Day) 
AUGUST 13 



NEXT SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH 

WEST BURNSVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH (First Day) 
AUGUST 11, 1970 

MT. PLEASANT BAPTIST CHURCH (Night) 
AUGUST 11, 1970 

CANE RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH (Second Day) 
AUGUST 12, 1970 



ANNUAL 

of 

Yancey Baptist 
Association 

of 

NORTH CAROLINA 

IN ITS NINETY-FIRST ANNUAL SESSION 

1969 
held with 

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH (First Day) 
AUGUST 12 

CANE RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH (Night) 
AUGUST 12 

BLUE ROCK BAPTIST CHURCH (Second Day) 
AUGUST 13 

NEXT SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH 

WEST BURNSVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH (First Day) 
AUGUST 11, 1970 

MT. PLEASANT BAPTIST CHURCH (Night) 
AUGUST 11, 1970 

CANE RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH (Second Day) 
AUGUST 12, 1970 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



PAGE 



CALENDAR 14 

CONSTITUTION 31 

DEAD (Listed by Churches) 14 

DEDICATION 3 

DIRECTORIES: 

Assoeiational 4 

Church 6 

HISTORY ( First Baptist Church) 29 

HISTORICAL EVENTS OF INTEREST 34 

MAP (Showing Churches of Association) 22 

MESSENGERS (Listed by Churches) 12 

MINISTERS LICENSED THIS YEAR 13 

MINISTERS ORDAINED THIS YEAR 13 

ORDAINED MINISTERS, NOT PASTORS 13 

PROCEEDINGS 16 

REPORTS: 

American Bible Society 26 

Baptist Hospital 25 

Bible School 19 

Brotherhood 20 

Children's Homes 24 

Christian Education 26 

Christian Literature 27 

Deacon Fellowship 21 

Evangelism 27 

Homes for Aging 24 

Hospitality 28 

Sunday School 19 

Training Union 21 

Woman's Missionary Union 20 

TABLES: 

Historical 34 

Statistical 35 




This Annual is affectionately dedicated to 
A. Z. Jamerson 
a preacher for God, a lover of 
People, a leader among young people, 
a promoter of Kingdom Work around the world, 
a loyal Baptist, a Christian gentleman, 
one who made the most of life . . . 



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ASSOCIATIONAL DIRECTORY 

Associational Missionary Miss Laura Mae Hilliard 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Moderator Harold L. McDonald, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Associate Moderator Rev. Allen McKinney, Rt. 3 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Clerk Mrs. Jess R. Styles, Box 331, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

S. S. Supt Harold Bennett, Jr., Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

T. U. Director . Miss Wanda Robertson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

W. M. U. Director Mrs. Roy Pate, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brotherhood Director Gene Gardner, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bible School Director Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, Rt. 3, 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Evangelistic Chm Rev. Fred Harrell, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Deacon Fellowship Chairman Ben Riddle, Rt. 6, 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Christian Action Chm Billy Buchanan, Rt. 2, 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Music Director Mrs. Tensie Bailey, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Chorister Rev. Allen McKinney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pianist Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Missions Chm Nat Howell, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

REPRESENTATIVES: 

American Bible Society Mrs. Billy Brooks Wilson, Rt. 6, 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Baptist Hospital Mrs. Andrew Johnson, Rt. 1, 

Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Children's Homes Vergis Anglin, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Christian Education Miss Sara Hensley, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Christian Literature Mrs. Bruce Bailey, Rt. 1, 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Homes For The Aging Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, Rt. 6, 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

EXECUTIVE BOARD 

Dawsen Briggs Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Bolen's Creek) 

Allen McKinney Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. (Mt. Pleasant) 

Ralph Mumpower Swannanoa, N. C. (Brown's Creek) 

Ben Riddle Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Bolen's Creek) 

Harold Bennett, Jr Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Laurel Branch) 

Harold Bennett, Jr Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 2714 (Laurel Branch) 

Miss Wanda Robertson Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

(Mt. Pleasant) 



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NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

Fred Phoenix, Chairman, Mrs. Donald Young, Mrs. Ben Banks, Mrs. 
Max Fox, Mrs. James McDougald, Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL 

Supt Harold Bennett, Jr., Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Supt. of Training Edgar Hunter, Jr., Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Supt. of Enlargement and Evangelism Fred Harrell 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Secretary Mrs. Enzy Letterman, Rt. 1, 

Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

DEPARTMENT SUPERINTENDENTS: 

Cradle Roll Mrs. Lucille Shufford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Nursery Mrs. Robert Hilliard, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Beginner Miss Elizabeth Anglin, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Primary Mrs. Herschel Holcombe, Box 325, Burnsville, N. C. 

28714 

Junior Mrs. Max Fox, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Intermediate Mrs. Opal McDougall, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young People Mrs. Frank Lewis, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Adult Mrs. Emerson Woody, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Extension Mrs. Frank Deyton, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

GROUP SUPERINTENDENTS: 

Wilson Hensley Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Shelby Carroll Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pianist Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Chorister — 

TRAINING UNION 

Director Miss Wanda Robertson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 



Director of New Church Member Training Philip Banks 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Director of Church Member Training Mrs. Donald Young 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Director of Church Leader Training Fred Phoenix 



Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Secretary Mrs. Andrew Johnson, Rt. 1, 

Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Song Leader Mrs. Gene Gardner, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pianist Miss Linda Deyton, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pastor Advisor John Gates, 227 Lincoln Ave., 

Marion, N. C. 28752 



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DEPARTMENT LEADERS: 

Adult Mrs. Henry Silver, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young People's Leader Mrs. Roy Lyle, Rt. 1, 

Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Intermediate Leader Miss Sara Hensley, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Junior Leader — 
JUNIOR LEADER: 

Primary Leader Miss Lo Delia Duncan, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Beginner Leader Mrs. Roy Pate, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Nursery Leader Mrs. John Ray, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

GROUP DIRECTORS: 

Mrs. Herman Mason Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mrs. R. L. Rector Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION 

WMU Director Mrs. Ray Pate, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Associate WMU Director Mrs. B. R. Penland, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Secretary-Treasurer Mrs. Edgar Hunter, Jr., 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
YWA Director Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, Rt. 3, 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

GA Director Mrs. Jess R. Styles, Box 331, 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Sunbeam Band Director Mrs. Jerry Holcombe, 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
(Yancey Association does not have Associational Brotherhood 
Officers other than the director as listed in Associational Directory) 

CHURCH DIRECTORY 

f BALD CREEK— Pastor— Niram Phillips, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— Arnie Pate, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Rex Mcintosh, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Andrew Edwards, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Vance Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

BANK'S CREEK— Pastor— Harry Culbertson, Jr., Rt. 1, Box 117-A, 
Weaverville, N. C. 28787 
Clerk— Mrs. Cecil Styles, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Miss Avis Banks, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— John Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mrs. John Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Miss Joyce Banks, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — John Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

BLUE ROCK— Pastor— Astor Buchanan, 214 Pine Branch Road, 
Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk— Jimmy Smith, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Hazel Thomas, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Phillip Geouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director— Mrs. Edith Thomas, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist— Mrs. Sylvia Geouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Ossie Geouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 



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BOLEN'S CREEK— Pastor- 
Clerk— Mrs. Paul Eckstorm, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Edgar Hensley, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Ben Riddle, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director — Mrs. Herman Mason, Burnsville, N. C. 
W.M.U. Director— Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
Brotherhood Director — Harold Harris, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mrs. Tensie Bailey, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Organist — Mrs. Tensie Bailey, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Librarian — Mrs. Ben Riddle, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Herman Mason, Burnsville, N. C. 

BROWN'S CREEK— Pastor— Ralph Mumpower, Swannanoa, N. C. 
Clerk— Bruce Smith, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Miss Barbara Smith, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt. — Jonathan Robinson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director— Mrs. Ruth Smith, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
W.M.U. Director— Mrs. W. R. Robinson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Miss Barbara Smith, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Marjorie Gibbs, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Barnett Ray, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST — Pastor— Harold L. McDonald, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

Clerk — Dover R. Fouts, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer — Charles H. Anglin, Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S, Supt.— I. E. Clevenger, Burnsville, N. C. 

T. U. Director— Phillip Banks, Burnsville, N. C. 

W.M.U. Director— Mrs. Jess R. Styles, Box 331, Burnsville, N. C. 

Brotherhood Director — 

Choir Director — Mike Williams, Mars Hill College, Mars Hill, 
N. C. 

Organist — 

Chm. Deacons — Herschel Holcombe, Burnsville, N. C. 

BURNSVILLE, WEST— Pastor— Fred Harrell, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk — Emerson Woody, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer— W. L. Hullett, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Fred Phoenix, Burnsville, N C. 
T. U. Director— Nat Howell, Burnsville, N. C. 
W.M.U. Director — Mrs. Ben Banks, Burnsville, N. C. 
Brotherhood Director — Gene Gardner, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mrs. Gene Gardner, Burnsville, N. C. 
Organist — Miss Mary Ann Howell, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Miss Lu Ann Banks, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — W. L. Hullett, Burnsville, N. C. 

BYRD'S CHAPEL— Pastor— Burl Grindstaff, Newland Highway, 
Spruce Pine, N. C 
Clerk— Mrs. Fonzo Whitson, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Jack B. Hensley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Wilkie Randolph, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Jack B. Hensley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Miss Kathy Peterson, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Adler Phillips, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 



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CANE RIVER— Pastor— M. H. Kendall, Box 403, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Clerk — Mrs. Alvin Hensley, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Walter Edwards, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
S, S. Supt.— Billy Ray Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Francis Anglin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Organist — Mrs. Francis Robinson, Rt. 3/Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Bruce Banks, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Alvin Hensley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

CLAYMOUND— Pastor— Charlie McMahan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Biss McMahan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Hazel Wilson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Junior Wyatt, Micaville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Billie Huskins, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons— Till Wilson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

CONCORD— Pastor— Howard Wilson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Oscar Styles, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Oscar Styles, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Billy Anglin, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Tommy Riddle, Asheville, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Wilma Parker, 60 Vandalia Ave., Asheville, N. C. 
28740 

Chm. Deacons — Oscar Styles, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

CRABTREE— Pastor- 
Clerk— Mrs. Lawrence King, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Wallace Boone, Micaville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Wesley McCurry, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Vernon Fox, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Organist — Glenda Lee Thomas, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Vernon Fox, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons— Wesley McCurry, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

DOUBLE ISLAND— Pastor— Arthur Woody, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, 
N. C. 28740 

Clerk— Mrs. Roy Robinson, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 
Treasurer— J. B. Thomas, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 
S. S. Supt.— Dewey Hoilman, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 
Choir Director — Calvin Boone, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
28740 

Organist — Miss Regina Robinson, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
28740 

Pianist — Miss Glenda Robinson, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
28740 

Chm. Deacons — Dewey Hoilman, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

ELK SHOAL— Pastor— Burgess Shelton, General Delivery, Flag 

Pond, Tennessee 
Clerk— Hoyt King, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Hiram Higgins, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Biss Randolph, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Miss Wanda Lee Robertson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, 

N. C. 

Pianist — Miss Diane Robertson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Biss Randolph, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 



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FAIRVIEW— Pastor— Edward Blevins, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk — Lawrence Cook, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer— Mrs. Ruth Hollifield, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Charles Bartlett, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Carmen Ogle, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist— Mrs, Charles Bartlette, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Lawrence Cook, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

HALL'S CHAPEL— Pastor— Arnold Robinson, Micaville, N. C. 28755 
Clerk — Benjamin Robinson, Micaville, N. C. 28755 
Treasurer — Bud Grindstaff, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S, Supt.— Bobby Geouge, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Arnold Robinson, Micaville, N. C. 28755 
Pianist — Mrs. Ruby Lee Geouge, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Walter Robinson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

INDIAN CREEK— Pastor— Ellis Ray, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk — 

Treasurer — Miss Ethel Maney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Perry England, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mrs. Frank Maney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Sam Rathburn, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

IVY GAP — Pastor — James Ferguson, Rt. 8, Box 81, Jonesboro, Tenn. 
Clerk— Mrs. Ada Buckner, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Pauline Chandler, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Nelson Chandler, Rt. 3, Weaverville, N. C. 28787 
Choir Director— Geraldine Hall, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N. C. 28754 
Pianist— Mrs. Miller, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N. C. 28754 
Chm. Deacons— Nelson Chandler, Rt. 3, Weaverville, N. C. 28787 

JACK'S CREEK— Pastor— Philip Garland, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Clerk — Miss Lo Delia Duncan, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Miss Lo Delia Duncan, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Wilson Hensley, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director— Molt Hensley, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
W.M.U. Director— Mrs. Bruce Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Clarence Laws, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Brenda Woody, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Wilson Hensley, Burnsville, N. C. 

LAUREL BRANCH— Pastor— Harold Bennett Jr., Rt. 6, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

Clerk— Mrs. J. E. Wilson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer— Mrs. P. B. Wilson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— J. E. Wilson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director— Mrs. Billy Brooks Wilson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
W.M.U. Director — Mrs. Carrie Passmore, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director— Mrs. Ralph Byrd, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist— Mrs. Billy Brooks Wilson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Theodore Ray, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

MT. MITCHELL— Pastor— Charles Willis, Box 115, Marion, N. C. 
28752 

Clerk— Mrs. Perva Effler, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Walter Wilson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Vernie Murphy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director— Charles Willis, Box 115, Marion, N. C. 28752 
Pianist— Mrs. Charles Willis, Box 115, Marion, N. C. 28752 
Chm. Deacons — Vernie Murphy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 



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MT. PLEASANT— Pastor— Allen McKinney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Ila Angel, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— B. M. Tomberlin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director— Mrs. Jack Mcintosh, Rt.> 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
W.M.U. Director— Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 
Pianist — Patsey Hylemon, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Organist— Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 

PLEASANT GAP— Pastor— Charles Duval, Black Mountain, N. C. 
Clerk— Luther Lawhern, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 
Treasurer— Fred Ray, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 
S. S. Supt.— Fonze Hughes, Micaville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Robert L. Wilson, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
28740 

Chm. Deacons— Fred Ray, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

PLEASANT GROVE— Pastor- 
Clerk— Mrs. Joy Letterman, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 
Treasurer— Roy Lyle, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 
S. S. Supt. — Enzy Letterman, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
28740 

Choir Director — Miss Rhonda Randolph, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, 
N. C. 28740 

Pianist — Miss Mildred Presnell, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 

28740 
Chm. Deacons — 

PLEASANT VALLEY— Pastor— Harlon Ramsey, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Lena McPeters, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Peggy Ray, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
S, S. Supt.— Edgar Robinson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Bob Thomas, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Miss Teresa Ray, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Earnest Ray, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

PRICE'S CREEK— Pastor— Ralph Brigman, Barnardsville, N. C. 
Clerk, Burl Austin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Miller Ledford, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director— Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist— Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons— Mack Ledford, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

RIVERSIDE — Pastor — Clarence Ledford, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— Tommy Pittman, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Tommy Pittman, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Jack Hensley, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Tommy Pittman, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Patricia Hensley, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons— T. K. Riddle, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 



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SHOAL CREEK— Pastor— Erby McKinney, Rt. 2, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk— Terrill Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Terrill Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Miss Rebecca Hughes, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Purse Hughes, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

SOUTH ESTATOE— Pastor— John Gates, 227 Lincoln Ave., Marion, 
N. C. 28752 

Clerk— Fred Shufford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Fred Shufford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— R. L. Rector, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director— L. H. Wing, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N C. 
W.M.U. Director— Mrs. R. L. Rector, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mrs. R. L. Rector, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Donald Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Ramon Autrey, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Librarian — Mrs. Lawrence Gibbs, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

WINDOM— Pastor— Lee Woody, Rt. 2, Box 238, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Ralph Griffith, Box 372, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer— Ralph Griffith, Box 372, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Andy Brown, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director — Dennis Buchanan, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Wayne Tipton, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist— Mrs. Ralph Griffith, Box 372, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Fred Buchanan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL— Pastor— B. G. McMahan, Box 421, Spruce Pine, 
N. C. 

Clerk— Billy Buchanan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Ray Robinson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Jay Laws, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Leland Buchanan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Leland Buchanan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Yates Laws, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

ZION— Pastor— Frank Phillips, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Clerk— Miss Jackie Foxx, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Treasurer — Boyd Laws, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

S. S. Supt.— Homer Ayers, Green Mountain, N. C. 26740 

T. U. Director— Frank Phillips, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Choir Director — Homer Ayres, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Pianist — Miss Pamela Lynn Fox, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N. C. 

28740 
Chm. Deacons — 

(The Zip Code Number for Burnsville is 28714.) 



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MESSENGERS TO ASSOCIATION 

BALD CREEK— 
BANK'S CREEK— 

BLUE ROCK— Mrs. Pearl Thomas, Mrs. Ethel Gilley, Mrs. Pauline 
Weatherman. 

BOLEN'S CREEK— Mrs. Mollie Silver, Mrs. Luther Robinson, Mrs. 
Vergis Anglin, Mrs. Edgar Hensley, Miss Tensie Bailey. 

BROWN'S CREEK— Rev. Barnett Ray, Mrs. Hattie Silver, Mrs. Mol- 
lie Robinson, Mrs. Cora Davis. 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST— Rev. Harold McDonald, Edgar Hunter, Jr., 
Mrs. Herschel Holcombe, Mrs. Brooks Boone, C. A. Hilliard, 
Mrs. Myrtle Peterson, Mrs. Dick Mcintosh, Mrs. Ralph Peterson, 
Mrs. Arney Fox, Mrs. Sallie B. Butner, Miss Sara Hensley, H. G. 
Bailey, Guss Peterson, Mrs. Coy Sparks, Mrs. Ashton Ramsey, 
Mrs. Frank Lewis. 

BURNSVILLE, WEST— Bill Hullett, Mrs. Ben Banks, Mrs. Nelse 
King, Mrs. Lonnie Allen, Mrs. Helen Gregory. 

BYRD'S CHAPEL— Lloyd Phillips, Fonze Whitson, Mr. and Mrs. 
Britt Hollo way, Dove Adkins. 

CANE RIVER— Mrs. Alvin Hensley, Mrs. Walter Edwards, Mr. and 
Mrs. Crate Higgins, 

CLAYMOUND— 

CONCORD— Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Styles. 

CRABTREE— Belle Crisawn, Mrs. Bernice McCurry, Mrs. Gladys 

Thomas. 
DOUBLE ISLAND— 
ELK SHOAL— 
FAIRVIEW— 

HALL'S CHAPEL— Linsey McMahan, Rev. Arnold Robinson. 
INDIAN CREEK— 

IVY GAP — Woodrow Chandler, Mrs. Myrtle Fender, Ernest Buckner, 
James Furgeson. 

JACK'S CREEK— Will Duncan, Bruce Bailey, Mrs. Beuna Hunter, 
Molt Hensley, John Evans, Mrs. Ethel Laughrun. 

JACK'S CREEK— Will Duncan, Bruce Bailey, Mrs. Beuna Hunter, 
Melt Hensley, John Evans, Mrs. Ethel Laughrun. 

LAUREL BRANCH— Rev. and Mrs. Harold Bennett, Jr., Mrs. P. B. 
Wilson, Mrs. Billy Brooks Wilson. 

MT. MITCHELL— Mrs. Bertie Wilson, Mrs. Sarah Bartlett, Mrs. 
Delia Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Carroll, Mrs. Delia Chrisawn, 
Mrs. Alice Chrisawn, Richard Willis, Mrs. Zeldia Kirby, Mrs. 
Dolly Wilson, Mrs. Jessie Willis, Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt Johnson, 
Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Effler, Rev. Charles Willis. 

MT. PLEASANT — Miss Vergie Duncan, Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, 
Miss Madge Carter, Mrs. Nell Shepherd, Mrs. Velma Hill, Mrs. 
Ila Angel, Rev. and Mrs. Allen McKinney. 

PLEASANT GAP— 

PLEASANT GROVE— Mrs. Vah Johnson, Mrs. Lucille Lyle, Mrs. 
Martha Sparks, Elmer Sparks, Mrs. Hassie Johnson. 



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PLEASANT VALLEY — 

PRICE'S CREEK— Mrs. Boyd Shepherd, Mrs. Edrus Ledford. 

RIVERSIDE— Mrs. Carl Mcintosh, Mrs. Daisy Gardner, Mrs. Jack 
Hensley. 

SHOAL CREEK— Lee Dulaney, James Young, Jess Young, Mrs. Nina 
B. Young. 

SOUTH ESTATOE— Rev. John Gates, Ramon Autrey, Mr. and Mrs. 
L. H. Wing, Mrs. James McDougald, Mrs. Fred Shuford. 

WINDOM — Mrs. Zeke Hensley, Mrs. Jay Styles, Mrs. Fred Buchanan, 
Mrs. Wyman Robinson, Mrs. Andy Brown, Mrs. Vernie Presnell, 
Mrs. Bessie Buchanan. 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL— Mrs. Estelle Young, Billy Buchanan, Mrs. Mary 
Sparks, Mrs. Ola May Sparks, Rev. and Mrs. B. G. McMahan. 

ZION — Mrs. Tom Laws, Mrs. Homer Ayers, Mrs. Frank Phillips, Mrs. 
Elzie Fox. 

MINISTERS LICENSED DURING THE YEAR 

Briggs, Eugene Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. (Young's Chapel) 

MINISTERS ORDAINED DURING THE YEAR 

Bennett, Harold, Jr Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. (Bolen's Creek) 

ORDAINED MINISTERS, NOT PASTORS 

Autrey, Randolph (L.M.) Box 77, Old Fort, N. C. (Mt. Mitchell) 

Beaver, James (P.) Burnsville, N. C. (Windom) 

Carroll, Claude (L.M.) Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

(Pleasant Valley) 

Carroll, Shelby (L.M.) Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. (Mt. Mitchell) 

Cook, Vern (L.M.) Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. (Young's Chapel) 

Haney, Cloyd (O.M.) Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. (Elk Shoal) 

Letterman, Theo (O.M.) Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

(South Estatoe) 

Ray, Barnett (L.M.) Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. (Brown's Creek) 

Ray, Johnny (L.M.) Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. (Pleasant Valley) 

Ray, Lida (P.) Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. (Price's Creek) 

Sparks, Carl (O.M.) Green Mountain, N. C. (Pleasant Gap) 

Wheeler, Carl (O.M.) Burnsville, N. C. (Windom) 

Young, Ralph (O.M.) Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. (Burnsville, First) 



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OUR BELOVED DEAD 

BALD CREEK — Mr. H. G. Hensley, (Deacon), Mrs. Rachel Williams. 
BLUE ROCK— Mr. Guy Weatherman. 

BOLEN'S CREEK— Mr. W. M. Westall (Deacon), Mr. Burgin Miller. 
BROWN'S CREEK— Mr. Tom Carroll, Mr. Henry Grindstaff, Mr. 
Alna Westall. 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST— Mr. B. R. Penland (Deacon), Mrs. Alice R. 

Ray, Mrs. Jeanette Bailey, Mrs. Tom Griffith, Mr. J. B. King. 
BURNSVILLE, WEST— Mr. Bill Hughes, Mrs. Laura Brown, Mr. 

Jim Cooper. 
BYRD'S CHAPEL— Mr. Lester Peterson. 

CANE RIVER— Mr. Walter Smith, Mrs. Elizabeth Robinson, Mrs. 

Charlie Allen, Mr. Fred Silvers. 
CLAYMOUND— Mrs, Daisy Marshall, Mr. Audie Grindstaff. 
CRABTREE— Mr. Erby Styles, (Deacon), Mr. Fred McCurry (Deacon) 
ELK SHOAL^-Mr. Kenneth Randolph, Mrs. Julia Hilemon. 
FAIRVIEW— Mr. Shelby Gene Hollifield, Miss Tracy Lynn Huskins. 
HALL'S CHAPEL— Mrs. Minnie Grindstaff. 
INDIAN CREEK— Mr. Ira Mclnturff. 
IVY GAP— Mr. Johnny Miller, Mrs. Ollis Ledford. 
LAUREL BRANCH— Mrs. Belle Boone, Mr. Plate Penland. 

MT. PLEASANT— Mrs. Irene H. Lewis, Mrs. Dorothy Luychx, Mrs. 
Julia Higgins. 

PLEASANT GAP— Mrs. Missouri Dale. 

PLEASANT GROVE— Mr. John C. Woody (Deacon) 

PLEASANT VALLEY— Mrs. Estel Furgeson, Mr. Williard Styles, 
Mr. Floyd King. 

PRICE'S CREEK— Mr. Clyde Allen, Mr. Theodore Elkins. 

RIVERSIDE— Mr. George Gibbs. 

SOUTH ESTATOE— Mrs. Ellie Shuford, Mrs. Delzie Hall, Mr. Wilks 
Hensley. 

WINDOM— Mr. date Wheeler. 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL— Mr. Bud Tolley (Deacon) 

ZION — Mrs. Birdie Hylemon. 

CALENDAR 

September 

15— Action Night (SS) 
21 — State Missions Day and Offering 
21-26 — Leadership Preparation Week in the Churches 
29 — Associational Officers' Meeting 

School of Music — dates to be announced 

October 

12— "Biblical Recorder" Day 
20— "M" Night (TU) 

29 — Cooperative Program Prayer Emphasis 



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November 

2- 8 — Royal Ambassador Week 

10 — Deacons' Meeting 

17 — WMU Executive Board Meeting 

23 — Thanksgiving Offering for Children's Homes 
December 

1- 7 — Week of Prayer for Foreign Missions — Lottie Moon Christ- 
mas Offering 
15 — GA Meeting 

24 — Carol Sing in the Churches 

28 — Student Night at Christmas 
January 

4 — American Bible Society Sunday 
5- 9 — January Bible Study (James) 

11 — Soul Winning Commitment Day 

19— SS Meeting 

25 — Baptist Men's Day 
February 

1 — Baptist World Alliance Sunday 
8-14— YWA Focus Week 
9— Deacon's Meeting 

15 — Day of Prayer — Offering for Homes for the Aging 

16 — WMU Executive Board Meeting 
March 

1- 8 — Week of Prayer for Home Missions — Annie Armstrong 
Offering 

16— G A Meeting 

22-29— Youth Week (23 Associational Youth Night) 

30— Youth Night 
April 

17 — Regional TU Convention 

20— SS Meeting 

26 — Life Commitment Sunday 

May 

3- 10 — Christian Home Week 
10u_Mother's Day Offering for Hospital 

10- 16— GA Focus Week 

8 Practice for Coronation 
15 Coronation Service 

18 — WMU Executive Board Meeting 

June 

15 — Training Union Meeting 

21— Father's Day Offering for Baptist Colleges 

29 — Deacons' Meeting 
Bible School Month 

July 

5-11 — Week of Prayer for Associational Mission 
20— SS Meeting 

31— Annual WMU Meeting 
August 

10 — Deacons' Meeting 

17 — WMU Executive Board Meeting 

11- 12— Annual WMU Meeting 
31— TU Meeting 

(Activities suggested by Southern Baptist Convention and State Bap- 
tist Convention involving the local church and association will be 
promoted on designated dates) 



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PROCEEDINGS 

TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 12, 1969 
Association Theme: "God Has Something To Say" 
Scripture: Hebrews 1:1, 2a 

1 — The ninety-first annual session of the Yancey Baptist Asso- 
ciation met at First Baptist Church, Burnsville, on Tuesday morning, 
August 12th at 9:30. Due to the death of the moderator, A. Z. Jamer- 
son on Sunday, August 10th, Harold L. McDonald, pastor of the host 
church presided. 

2 — Mrs. Arney Fox sang "God Has Something To Say To You". 
The congregation joined in the singing of "All Hail the Power." The 
acting moderator led in prayer. 

3— The host pastor extended a cordial welcome to the mes- 
sengers and visitors and announced that the flowers on the Memorial 
Table were placed there by the members of Bolen's Creek Church in 
loving memory of their pastor, A. Z. Jamerson, and would be taken 
to the funeral home following the meeting today. 

4 — The following pastors were introduced: Allen McKinney, Mt. 
Pleasant Church, Phillip Garland, Jack's Creek, James Furgeson, Ivy 
Gap, John Gates, South Estatoe, and B. G. McMahan, Young's Chapel. 
Mr. McDonald reported that Aster Buchanan has been called as 
pastor of Blue Rock, and that Harold Bennett, Jr., has moved to 
Laurel Branch. 

5 — The acting moderator presented the printed program as the 
order of business with any necessary changes. This was adopted. 

6 — The devotional message was brought by Phillip Garland, 
pastor of Jack's Creek Church. 

7 — Ted. W. Williams, Secretary, Department of Statistics and 
Survey, was introduced and spoke to the group. He expressed his 
appreciation to the clerk and the associational missionary for their 
work. His topic was "God Has Something to Say About World Mis- 
sions." 

8 — Allen McKinney, chorister, led the congregation in the sing- 
ing of "Christ For The World We Sing." 

9 — The work of the association was presented by a panel, mode- 
rated by Laura Mae Hilliard, associational missionary, and composed 
of the following members: Harold McDonald, Sunday School; Mrs. 
Charles Tomberlin, Vacation Bible School, Mrs. James McDougald, 
Training Union; Mrs. Herschel Holcombe, WMU, Tommy Harris, 
Brotherhood; and Miss Tensie Bailey, Music. 

10 — A roll call of the churches was made by the clerk. A total 
of 104 messengers and visitors from 17 churches was reported. 

11 — The acting moderator announced that the funeral of A. Z. 
Jamerson would be held Wednesday afternoon, at Bolen's Creek 
Baptist Church at 2:30. It was the wish of Mrs. Jamerson that the 
association not be postponed, but held at the regular time. Mrs. 
Jamerson also expressed the desire for all pastors of the association 
to sit in the choir during the funeral service. 

12 — The following committees were appointed: 

RECEPTION OF NEW CHURCHES: Dover Fouts, John 
Gates, Raymond Autrey. 



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PLACE AND PREACHER: John Gates, Mrs. Bruce Bailey, 
Mrs. Herman Angel. 

HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE: Mrs. Brooks Wilson, Mrs. 
Henry Silver. 

ORDINATION: Bruce Tomberlin, Harold Bennett, Jr., Yates 
Laws. 

18 — A solo "Our Best" was sung by Allen McKinney. 

14 — The annual sermon was brought by John Gates, pastor of 
South Estatoe Baptist Church. 

15 — The closing meditation was led by Allen McKinney followed 
by lunch and fellowship. The ladies of Bolen's Creek prepared the 
meal and it was served by the ladies of First Baptist. 

TUESDAY AFTERNOON 

--.6 — The program for the afternoon began with a musical medi- 
tation by the pianist, Miss Madge Carter. Allen McKinney led in a 
period of group singing. "God has Something to Say to You" was 
sung by Corky Miller and Pam Styles. 

17 — The devotional was brought by Harold Bennett, Jr., pastor 
of Laurel Branch Baptist Church. 

18 — Miss Laura Mae Hilliard was recognized for an announce- 
ment concerning special offerings. 

19 — Mrs. Brooks Wilson read the report of the Hospitality Com- 
mittee and it was adopted. 

20 — Gordon Maddry spoke on behalf of "Baptist Foundation". 

21 — The following officers were elected to serve for 1969-70: 
Moderator — Harold L. McDonald 

Associate Moderator — Allen McKinney 
Clerk — Mrs. Jess Styles 

22 — Marcia Banks sang "In The Garden". 

23 — Charles Wilson, Chaplain of Students, from North Carolina 
Baptist Hospital, spoke on behalf of the hospital and reported that 
the building program is progressing in a very fine way. 

24 — The work of North Carolina Baptist Homes for the Aging 
was presented by Bill Poole, superintendent of the homes. 

25 — Vernon Sparrow reported on the importance of the work 
of the Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina. 

26 — The closing meditation was led by Alien McKinney. 

TUESDAY NIGHT 

27 — The evening session was held at Cane River Baptist Church 
and was opened with Charlie Boone at the organ. Allen McKinney 
led the opening hymn, "Saviour Like A Shepherd Lead Us". M. H. 
Kendall, pastor of the host church brought the devotional. 

28 — The moderator urged the messengers to attend the Wednes- 
day morning session at Blue Rock. 

29 — "God Has Something to Say To You" was sung by Corky 
Miller, Pam Styles, and Cathy Silver. 

30 — The Pagent "The Wondrous Cross" was presented by the 
young people of the association, followed by the singing of "Pass It 
On" from the Christian Folk Musical "Tell It Like It Is." This was 
directed by Miss Susan Hensley. 

31 — The message of the evening was brought by Knolan Ben- 
field, pastor of First Baptist Church, Morganton. He urged the con- 



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gregation to remember that "Jesus Christ is supreme, that our part 
is to obey and leave the results in His hands, and that life without 
Christ is a failure. At the conclusion of his message, he led the 
benediction. 

WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 13 

32 — The closing meeting of the ninety-first annual session of the 
Yancey Baptist Association met at the Blue Rock Baptist Church, 
and opened with a medley of hymns by the pianist, Miss Madge 
Carter. Susan Hensley led the opening hymn "Stand Up For Jesus." 
Harold L. McDonald gave the devotional and led the opening prayer. 

33 — A roll call of the churches was made by the clerk. Thirteen 
churches were represented with a total of 46 messengers present. 

34 — Miss Vergie Duncan presented the report of the nominating 
committee and it was adopted, (see Associational Directory) 

35 — It was announced that the work of the constitution com- 
mittee has not been completed and that this committee would be 
ready with its report next year. 

36 — A welcome was extended to all visitors attending. 

37 — The Place and Preacher report was read by the clerk and 
adopted. 

1970— Preacher: B. G. McMahan, pastor, Young's Chapel Church 
Alternate: Harold L. McDonald, pastor, First Baptist Church. 
Place: First Day — West Burnsville 

Night— Mt. Pleasant 

Second Day — Cane River 

38— Corky Miller and Pam Styles sang "God Has Something To 
Say To You." 

39 — The moderator recognized Marse Grant, editor of the Biblical 
Recorder, who spoke on behalf of Baptist Publications. He com- 
mended the group on their victory in the defeat of the ABC Refer- 
endum in Burnsville. Mr. Grant expressed sympathy to the group 
in the loss of the moderator, A. Z. Jamerson, and stated that the 
next issue of the Biblical Recorder would carry a tribute to Mr. 
Jamerson. 

40 — The American Bible Society Representative, Mrs. Billy 
Brooks Wilson, was not present, but the moderator called attention 
to the report contained in the "Book of Reports." 

41 — Robert Melvin, Chaplain of Students, from Mars Hill Col- 
lege, spoke on behalf of the seven Baptist colleges in North Carolina. 
L. H. Hollingsworth, Director of Church Relations for Wake Forest 
University, described the work carried out by his newly created 
office. 

42 — Susan Hensley led the congregation in the hymn "Love 
Divine." 

43 — A moment of silent prayer was observed in memory of the 1 
Reverend A. Z. Jamerson. The moderator led in prayer for the 
Jamerson family and members of Bolen's Creek Church. 

44 — The opportunity was given for questions to be asked from 
the floor concerning the work of the association and state conven- 
tion. This period was led by the Reverend Harold L. McDonald, 
pastor of First Baptist Church, and newly elected moderator. 

45 — Fred Harrell, Chairman of Evangelism for the Association, 



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spoke to the group. He emphasized the need for every Christian to 
become interested and involved in winning the lost. 

46 — A solo "Stranger of Galilee' was sung by Susan Hensley. 

47 — The closing message of the session was brought by J. Leo 
Green, Professor of Old Testament at Southeastern Seminary. 

48 — The total number of churches represented during the asso- 
ciation was 21. Eleven churches were not represented. 



SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT 

"A Church Fulfilling Its Ministry Through Missions and Evange- 
lism." This was the theme which guided the efforts of the Sunday 
School in 1968-69. The year was marked with two major evange- 
listic undertakings: the Association- wide, youth-led revival and the 
Crusade of the Americas simultaneous revivals. 25 churches re- 
ported 117 baptisms, 2 fewer than last year's 119. An encouraging 
indication, however, was that more churches reported baptisms than 
in 1966-67. January Bible Study gave excellent preparation for the 
spring evangelistic efforts as it set forth "The Gospel In Isaiah". 

Our Sunday School showed a slight decrease in enrollment, but 
a slight increase in average attendance. Enrollment dropped from 
3180 to 3155, while attendance climbed from 1967 to 199 ... About 
all we can say for last year's report is that we maintained the statue 
quo. 

The year 1969-70 can be the year when we cease trying to de- 
fend what we already have and launch out on a great offensive 
effort for Christ. This year begins a new emphasis that will ex- 
tend through 1973. The specific emphasis for each year will em- 
body a progressive movement from planning to conquest. The theme 
for 1969-70 is — "Living the Spirit of Christ in Belief and Relevance." 
Facing the challenges of the 70's: This year will emphasize the 
basic truths of the gospel. It will show their relevance to present- 
day life issues. The emphasis will be designed to lead the individual 
to live the spirit of Christ in vital faith. It will give major atten- 
tion to interpreting basic truths of the gospel to others. Let us re- 
solve to meet the challenge of the 70's with a forward program of 
progress for Christ. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Harold L. McDonald 
SS Superintendent 

BIBLE SCHOOL REPORT 

We are conscious of the world's need of what the Bible con- 
tains — those who are lost need its message of redeeming grace; 
those who are saved need its light and power. 

Today the Bible is for many homes and hearts a lost Book and 
it is the task of God's chosen workers to recover it for the people 
of this generation. Bible School is one way this can be done for 
boys and girls. 

Eighteen churches in the Yancey Baptist Association offered to 
those three through sixteen the opportunity of studying God's Word. 
What a difference these hours can make in a life! How tragic for 
those who were not enrolled! 970 were enrolled, including work- 
ers. 

This summer is gone! Churches not providing a school can only 
seek forgiveness for this neglect. God is so good to us, however, He 



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is ever giving us "another opportunity." Paul has a word for us — 
"Forgetting those things which are behind, let us press forward." 
Now is the time to begin planning for next summer. Why not elect 
a Bible School principal at the same time Sunday School Teachers 
and Officers are elected? 

Eternity will reveal the bountiful harvest that is reaped from 
the seed sown this year in Bible Schools. Workers and pupils, we 
are sure, would say, if you will let us paraphrase, "I was glad when 
they said unto me, let us go to Bible School." 

Respectfully submitted, 
Doris Tomberlin 
Bible School Director 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION REPORT 

It is difficult to measure growth in world awareness and spiritual 
concern. It is heart-breaking, however, to note the few WMU or- 
ganizations reported and the small membership in these organiza- 
tions. In the Yancey Association 18 WMU organizations were re- 
ported including: 

7 Woman's Missionary Societies 
1 Young Woman's Auxiliary 
7 Girls' Auxiliaries 
3 Sunbeam Bands. 
The grand total enrollment is 205. If we only enrolled the Be- 
ginners and Primaries from our Sunday School membership we 
would have 489 enrolled in Beginner and Primary Sunbeam Bands. 

We rejoice that more churches are having five-day observances 
of the Weeks of Prayer for foreign and home missions, and a special 
program for state missions. We need to have a Week of Prayer for 
associational missions — let's have one this coming year! 

Both adult and youth organizations that constitute Woman's 
Missionary Uunion have as their purpose to " . . . grow in grace and 
in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ." With a 
purpose like this every church needs these organizations and these 
organizations need the active support of every church member. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Herschel Holcomb 
WMU Director 

BROTHERHOOD - REPORT 

3 churches reported Brotherhood work. 99 is the total enrollment 
of men and boys. This is tragic! Men need to be actively involved 
in Kingdom Work as it is done in and through the local church. 
Many and varied mission projects are waiting for men to move! 
Missions around the world need the support of men! Men need to 
study together, pray together, work together and share Christian 
fellowship — an active Brotherhood would get all of this and more 
done. Let us urge you to make the Brotherhood Work in the Yancey 
Association a matter of prayer. God is calling some man, we be- 
lieve, in every church to get busy and with God's leadership do some- 
thing about the situation. 



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DEACON FELLOWSHIP REPORT 

We read — "they chose", "they prayed", "they laid their hands 
on them". These statements concern the "calling" of the first dea- 
cons. Since that time deacons have been chosen, ordained and "set 
a part" to be busy about the Master's Work within the local church 
and to the ends of the earth. 

Many times deacons function during the observance of the Lord's 
Supper and in the calling of a pastor. How white unto harvest are 
the fields in our communities! What a difference active, committed 
deacons could make! Souls are lost, there are lonely, neglected peo- 
ple, there are those who want someone to rejoice with them, church 
budgets may need to be revised according to the teachings of God's 
Word, prayer meeting and, all the organizations of the church need 
to be strengthened, the pastor's hands at times are waiting "to be 
held up" — yet, deacons are often not meeting regularly to plan a 
course of action and to pray. 

My challenge to us for the coming year is this — let's accept our 
place of responsibility and under His leadership and with His power 
go forth to make Christ known. It is my opinion that the Lord's 
Work in this association would testify of His power to get the job 
done, if only the deacons found and did the will of the Lord. We 
need to put our efforts together. We need to meet together at stated 
times. This we have not done during the last year but you will be 
informed of the plans for the coming year. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Ben Riddle 

Deacon Fellowship Chairman 

TRAINING UNION REPORT 

The Training Ministry of a church is so vital to the ongoing of 
the Kingdom. Jesus so carefully trained His disciples before send- 
ing them out. How we need to do God's Work His Way; Thirty- 
two Baptist churches in this association. Nine churches reported a 
Training Union. Four hundred and thirty are enrolled. These are 
committed to a program of training — paying the price to be more 
effective servants of the Lord Jesus Christ. 

We had participants involved in two of the Tournaments, Junior 
Memory Work and Adult Scripture Reading. Marie Hunter and 
Carol McDonald, Juniors of 1st Baptist, were recognized as State 
Winners. Mrs. Frank Lewis of 1st Baptist was the State winner in 
the Adult Scripture Reading Tournament. 

In some respects this has been a most gratifying year. We had a 
very good four-night clinic with the State Personnel leading. "M" 
Night and Youth Night were well attended. This hour demands our 
best laid on the altar for God. May we continue working, trying to 
lengthen and strengthen, until all for whom Baptists are responsible 
are being reached by the Training Ministry of our churches. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Wanda Robertson 
Training Union Director 



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REPORT — BAPTIST CHILDREN'S HOMES 

Among church supported agencies, North Carolina Baptists are 
fortunate to have one of the finest programs in the nation for the 
care and development of dependent children and for strengthening 
and supporting family life. This is an application of the teaching 
and example of Christ in His earthly ministry. More than 1,200 chil- 
dren and their families are served annually. 

More requests for services are now coming to the Baptist Chil- 
dren's Homes than at any time in our previous history. All agency 
beds are filled and all available money is being utilized. A wider 
variety of quality services are being demanded to meet the needs of 
children who are the products of today's complex society. Present 
economic conditions make it necessary to have additional operating 
income with which to maintain the current program before any 
further expansion of services can be considered. 

Friends of the Children's Homes, in Western North Carolina, 
have responded generously to the Founders and Builders Program to 
raise funds with which to establish the Broyhill Home to serve chil- 
dren in Western North Carolina. With the support and cooperation 
of Baptists and other friends of the Homes another ministry is being 
developed in Asheville. A home in which to serve unwed mothers 
and their offspring will be opened during the fall of 1969. 

By the use of designated gifts and bequests from individuals and 
families, significant progress is being made in the long range plans 
for upgrading of facilities. Two cottages are now under construction 
at Mills Home. A recreation building and an infirmary at Kennedy 
Home and two cottages for children at the Broyhill Home are sched- 
uled for construction during the year. 

During 1967-68 29 of our churches gave $3,251.49 through 
monthly offerings and the special Thanksgiving Offering and pro- 
duce in the amount of $1,125.48. Last year $3,767 was the total given. 
You are to be commended in this increase. West Burnsville has given 
$379 for the Broyhill Home for Children and Windom has given $250. 

Our contribution along with other Baptists through the Cooper- 
ative Program, the Thanksgiving Offering and special gifts are essen- 
tial to the continued operation of the Homes. Let us urge each of 
us to continue to give and to pray that we might care for the chil- 
dren who need us. God is counting on us for this and these children 
are depending on us. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Vergis Anglin 

Children's Homes Chairman 

REPORT — HOMES FOR THE AGING 

The Superintendent reports that even though the third Sunday 
in February was a "rough day" weatherwise that the offering will, 
perhaps, be the greatest in the history of the Homes. Almost 200 
deserving older men and women are now living in our Homes 1 — Rest- 
haven and Hayes Home, the Albemarle Home, the Hamilton Home, 
and the Yancey ville Home. 10 churches in this association gave 
$622.44 through the special offering in February. We need to prayer- 
fully look at these figures because last Associational year 13 churches 
gave $801.00. Is this as God would have it? Not only are we fail- 
ing those in the homes who need our help but the people of our 
churches, many of them, are depriving themselves of the joy that 



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comes with an ever-increasing part in so worthy a labor of love in 
the Master's Name. 

Bill Poole, Superintendent, says: "Ours shall continue to be a 
relation of trust in the Lord and faith in our Baptist people. We earn- 
estly hope that a continued and sustained effort will be made in our 
churches to increase and strengthen the amount of the two main 
means of support for our ministry to the Aging — the Special Offer- 
ing, and the Cooperative Program. If we are to reduce the deficit 
in the operation of the Homes, brought about by the rising cost of 
living, we must have more liberal support from our churches." 

We would challenge the Superintendents of the thirty-two 
churches to at least give their people the opportunity to make an 
offering on the third Sunday in February. We know that the Lord 
will not fail the Homes for the Aging and we feel that many of our 
people will want to be used by Him in supporting this work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, Chairman 

Homes for the Aging 

REPORT — HOSPITAL 

Our Medical Center continues a high quality program of med- 
ical care, training of medical personnel, and research in the causes 
and treatment of the diseases which afflict us. In the face of serious 
financial problems, the hospital staff is working more diligently than 
ever to minister to our people in keeping with their needs and to the 
limit of the hospital's resources. 

If it were not for the help which comes from health agencies, our 
Mother's Day Fund would not last for three months. After paying 
the differences between what the agencies pay and the total cost for 
needy patients, the Mother's Day Offerings are used to help as many 
as possible of those who are not eligible for certification and who 
themselves cannot pay the total cost of their care. The free care the 
hospital gives must now be limited in keeping with the funds pro- 
vided for this purpose, however, because the hospital cannot continue 
to go deeper in debt. 

All of the Mother's Day Offerings and designated gifts for this 
ministry are used for this purpose alone, and the hospital makes 
them go as far as it possibly can. The Trustees and Administration 
of the hospital are most grateful for the fine cooperation our pastors 
and our people are giving, and they earnestly solicit our understand- 
ing and generous support. 

During 1966-67 we increased our offerings by 24% but this year, 
1968-69 we gave $117 less than the year before. However, ten 
churches increased their offering — West Burnsville, Cane River, 
Hall's Chapel, Laurel Branch, Pleasant Gap, Pleasant Grove, River- 
side, Shoal Creek, South Estatoe, Young's Chapel. Twenty-three 
churches gave, one less than last year. 

We are grateful for what was done but let's let God lead us as 
churches next year and we believe that the record will be better. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. AndrewJohnson 
Hospital Chairman 



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REPORT — AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY 

The American Bible Society is a missionary non-profit organiza- 
tion, serving churches of many denominations in the U. S. A. and 
abroad. It helps missionaries translate the Bible. It publishes the 
Scriptures without note or comment. It distributes without profit, 
usually below cost, and without any charge in cases of special need. 
For the blind it supplies Scriptures in Braille and other raised-letter 
systems, Talking Bible records and tape recordings. 

"God's Word for a New Age" is the theme of the program 
of world-wide missionary advance being carried on by the American 
Bible Society, in cooperation with 34 other national Bible Societies 
around the world. Its aim is to provide greatly increased quantities 
of Scriptures urgently needed for mission work. Long range goals 
are: 

... a Bible for every Christian home. 

... a New Testament, at least, for every Christian. 

... at least a Gospel, or other complete book of the Bible for 
everyone who can read. 

... an opportunity for every church member to share in local 
Scripture distribution. 

During 1 968 new records were set as 51,634,211 Scripture vol- 
umes were distributed in the U. S. A. and a total of 77,950,978 vol- 
umes, in over 800 languages, in some 150 countries. For the second 
straight year, one year's combined distribution of all Bible Societies 
broke the 100-million mark and totaled 11,488,279 volumes. This was 
one copy for every 25 people in areas open to the Bible, giving hope 
that a population explosion can be overtaken by a Scripture distri- 
bution explosion. 

We would like to suggest that during this associational year each 
church give its members the privilege of making a contribution to 
the American Bible Society. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Billy Brooks Wilson 
American Bible Society 
Representative 

REPORT — CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

"To the moon and back again!" Yes, these are words that most 
of us have spoken in the past few weeks. "Christ throughout the 
world and known to every person." Would it not be wonderful to 
proclaim these words because of a greater advancement in higher 
Christian education for our youth of today? 

How can we do it? By continuing to support our Christian Col- 
leges through our gifts, our prayers, and a selection of consecrated 
and dedicated Christian teachers and leaders. 

Our Baptist Colleges continue to be grateful for the increasing 
number of churches which make a special offering on Christian Ed- 
ucation Day and for the vital support from the Cooperative Program. 
In our own association seven churches gave $237.00' for the special 
Christian Education offering. We have a total of 11 churches giv- 
ing through the Cooperative Program. 

The Christian College functions as a community of faith and 
learning. Each of our colleges share the responsibility for educating 
our youth so that they will possess the highest qualities of Christian 
manhood and womanhood, and be worthy of filling a place of Chris- 



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tian leadership in society. 

Can we truthfully say — we stand behind our colleges in their 
work as we should? Our homes, our Churches and our Christian 
Colleges must challenge our young people to become whole persons — 
"Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of 
the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature 
of the fullness of Christ." (Ephesians 4:13). 

Respectfully submitted, 

Sara Hensley 

Christian Education Chairman 
REPORT — CHRISTIAN LITERATURE 

What do you read? What does your family read? We become a 
part of what we read. Why not read literature that will improve 
the mind and character? We can find these good materials in Chris- 
tian Literature. 

Baptist Literature is edited by devoted Christian people. The 
year 1969 has been one of the most significant in the 136-year history 
of the Biblical Recorder. We cannot point to any spectacular gains 
in circulation, but each week the Recorder is read by almost 300,000 
North Carolina Baptists in some 90,000 homes. The Recorder carried 
a variety of reports of the activities of Baptists all across the state. 
Early this spring membership in our 3,454 churches passed the one 
million mark — an historic milestone. 

Other publications — Home Life, The Commission, Home Mis- 
sions, are all good, We recommend to you all these publications. 
Does your church have a systematic plan for placing good Christian 
Literature in the homes? Take the lead in seeing that some of these 
publications are in every Baptist Home. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. Burl Maney 

Christian Literature Chairman 

REPORT — EVANGELISM 

The simultaneous revival meetings held last spring in connection 
with the Crusade of the Americas bore evidence in many places 
across the state of being genuine spiritual revivals. 

Where God's people sowed bountifully they reaped gloriously. 
In our county many churches had wonderful meetings with many 
souls saved. This year we have 117 baptisms reported; last year 
there were 119 baptisms. 

In every church where unusual revival was reported there had 
been unusual prayer concern. This definitely says something to us 
as we look to the future. For we are convinced that revival will not 
come to a church until that church goes to God in sincerity, earnestly 
seeking His blessings, searching the Scriptures and praying daily. 

Baptist people of Yancey County have a glorious future, oppor- 
tunity was never greater than now. Jesus Christ is relevant to this 
age. He is the answer to our complex society, but if He is to be- 
come our answer we who profess His Name must become His wit- 
ness, for in every church community there are those who are lost 
and without hope and may go out into an endless night unless we 
point them to Christ. 



28 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



Yancey County Baptists, let us rally to the challenge that is ours. 
God is depending upon us for He has no hands but ours, no feet but 
ours, and no witness but ours. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Fred Harrell 

Chairman, of Evangelism 

HOSPITALITY REPORT 

First, we would like to thank Burnsville, First, for making it 
possible for the Yancey Association to meet in their beautiful church. 
We are grateful to those that had a part in preparing such an inter- 
esting program and for those that had a part on this program. 

We would like to express our appreciation for the good food 
prepared by Bolen's Creek and for the excellent serving of the food 
by the Burnsville Women. 

Our thanks to Mr. McDonald for presiding. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Brooks Wilson 
Mrs. Henry Silver 



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MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 29 



A BRIEF HISTORY OF 
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 

Compiled by Mrs. C. R. Hamrick 

During the latter half of the nineteenth century, the organiza- 
tion of churches in the towns did not seem to proceed as rapidly as 
in the rural sections. No reason is given but in the report of the 
Western Baptist Convention for the year ending October, 1881, this 
statement was made: "We have held the majority of masses living 
in the country but until recently we have given almost no attention 
to the towns". 

The Baptists of Burnsville, however, had anticipated this. In 

1880 they had bought a lot, conveyed by James Haynie and wife to 
the building committee of the Baptist Church. The building was 
completed in 1881 and was located where the Burnsville post office 
now stands. 

In a "History" by Rev. John Ammons, it is recorded that, "About 

1881 he was invited by the citizens of Burnsville to preach, statedly 
in the village. He accepted the invitation and in 13 months had suc- 
ceeded in gathering a membership of 16, had built a church house 
and had paid every cent for the church building." 

This church building was a plain, square frame building, painted 
white. It was 40 x 66 feet with a seating capacity of 300. Sunday 
School as well as preaching services were held in this building. 
There was no baptistry; baptismal services were held at Cane River. 

In 1910 a new building was undertaken. This project was com- 
pleted in 1911 and dedicated on June 4, 1916. The present large brick 
building has served since. The building contains the sanctuary and 
class rooms. Improvements have been made, especially in 1924-25 
when the church was redecorated, new lighting fixtures added and 
the basement enlarged and finished to give more classroom space. 
This space has not been adequate and rooms in adjoining buildings 
have been used for a number of years. An organ was purchased in 
1941 and has added much to the services. The organ chimes were 
given in memory of Mrs. Mary Wray Hensley. 

Perhaps the most beautiful feature of the church is the stained 
glass windows. The triple windows in the back of the sanctuary 
were dedicated to the Rev. W. A. Robertson, Margaret L. Robertson 
and Cornelia A. Robertson. The other two rear windows were dedi- 
cated to S. B. Briggs and Artie Catherine Briggs. One of the win- 
dows at the side of the rostrum was dedicated to John and Sarah 
Wilson, the other to Emma Watson Redman. 

Record books show that Sunday School was well established in 
1898. In April 1899, a Union Sunday School was organized by the 
Baptists and Presbyterians. This school met regularly in the Baptist 
church for an extended period of time. 

Other organizations have also been very successfully and actively 
carried on by our church members. These include Training Union, 
Brotherhood, all organizations of the Woman's Missionary Society, 
and Vacation Bible School. 

Preparation for a new church plant was begun in the early 
1950's. The Building Fund was started in January 1955. A lot on 
the square was purchased at the cost of $55,000 in December of 1961. 



30 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



On December 13, 1964, the church authorized the establishment of a 
Planning and Survey Committee "to give further study to a building 
program, and, in consultation with the Department of Church Archi- 
tecture of the Baptist Sunday School Board and other sources of 
help, bring to the church, as soon as possible, a feasible plan for the 
construction of an educational unit to provide . for the immediate and 
future needs of the church and with the plan in view to building a 
sanctuary later." This Committee, in its final report on February 27, 
1966, presented a program of work to the church which included the 
construction of a new sanctuary as well as an educational building 
and made provision for the appointment of a Building Committee. 

The Architectural firm of Wilber, Kendrick, Workman, and 
Warren of Charlotte was selected on Sunday, October 16, 1966. 
Final plans having been completed and approved by the church, the 
bids for construction were opened on Thursday, February 1, 1968. 
Low bidder was Morrison Construction Company of Shelby with a 
base bid of $299,888 with an alternate for clay tile roof of $7,700. 
Thus the total cost of the project including furnishings for the sanc- 
tuary and clay tile roof was to be $313,686. The date for ground- 
breaking was set for Sunday, March 31, with actual construction to 
begin the next day, April 1. 

Work on the new buildings has been completed and Dedication 
Day was held Sunday, May 4, 1969. The Dedication Day address 
was delivered by Dr. Perry Crouch, Executive Secretary of the Bap- 
tist State Convention of North Carolina. The service was held at 
11:00 A. M., and was followed by Open House from 1:30 to 3:30. 

A Memorial Organ has been placed in the church in memory of 
Mrs. Philip Ray, who served as church organist for 47 years. Mrs. 
Ray's piano was given by her husband, Mr. Philip Ray, for use in 
the sanctuary. 

The Church Library has been named the Charles B. Trammel 
Memorial Library in memory of the former pastor who was tragically 
killed in an automobile accident on Thursday, February 13, 1969. 

Furnishings for the sanctuary were made available through the 
generosity of Mr. B. R. Penland who served the church faithfully on 
the building Committee until his death in 1968. 

Hymnbooks for the sanctuary and furnishings for the Pastor's 
Study were given by the family of Mrs. Tom Griffith in her memory. 

A silver flower urn for the sanctuary was given in memory of 
Mrs. Elizabeth Ramsey by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ramsey. 

Numerous other monetary gifts have been given to the Building 
Fund as memorials. A complete list of these gifts may be found in 
the Memorials Book in the Church Library. 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 31 



CONSTITUTION 



Article 1. The name of this organization shall be the Yancey 
Baptist Association. 

Article 2. The Association shall hold its annual meeting on 
Tuesday, Tuesday evening, and Wednesday morning after the sec- 
ond Sunday in August and shall be with three churches. First day 
with one church, evening session at another church, and the follow- 
ing morning, with a third church, to be named by the Association. 

Article 3. The membership of this Association shall be com- 
posed of Pastors and Member Churches, ordained Ministers with 
membership in the Member Churches and elected Messengers from 
the Member churches. Each Church shall be entitled to two Mes- 
sengers for every fifty members and for each additional fifty, or 
the fractional part thereof; provided each Church is entitled to two 
Messengers and provided further that all Ministers shall have seats, 
in accordance with the provisions of membership as set forth in this 
article. 

Article 4. Only the Messengers, or the Alternate selected by 
each Church, and the Minister as herein set forth, and who are 
actually present shall have a right to vote; in other words, the full 
vote of any Church may be cast only if there is present a full num- 
ber of Messengers or Alternates. The method of determining those 
who have been named as Messengers shall be by the names of the 
persons appearing upon each letter sent to the Association by the 
respective Churches. 

Article 5. The primary object of this Association shall be to 
counsel together for the enlargement and strengthening of God's 
Kingdom of unity and growth among the Churches composing it; 
and by cooperating with the State Baptist Convention and the 
Southern Baptist Convention in a program of world missions. 

Article 6. The Association shall have the following officers, 
elected annually at the general meeting. All officers and leaders 
shall be active members in their local churches. 

1. The Moderator, who shall preside over the meetings of the 
Association and give general supervision and support of all Asso- 
ciational Activities. 

2. The Associate Moderator, who shall preside in the absence 
of the Moderator and render assistance to him when called upon to 
do so. 

3. The Clerk-Treasurer, who shall keep a fair record of the 
proceedings, shall superintend the printing and distribution of the 
Associational Minutes within a reasonable time following the meet- 
ing of the Association and shall keep and preserve all Associational 
Records. 

4. The Superintendent of Sunday Schools, who shall promote 
and encourage the building of better Sunday Schools in the Asso- 
ciation by planning for and conducting an Associational wide Sun- 
day School meeting each quarter. 



32 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



5. The Director of Baptist Training Union, who shall promote 
and encourage the Training Union program in all of the Churches 
of the Association. 

6. The Superintendent of Woman's Missionary Union, elected 
by the W. M. U. Organization, who shall promote a work of the 
Woman's Missionary Union in the Churches of the Association. 

7. The Deacon Fellowship Chairman, whose duty it shall be to 
encourage study among the Deacons of the various Churches of the 
Association and to promote a better understanding of the duties of 
such Deacons. 

8. Pastor's Conference Chairman, elected by the members of 
the Pastor's Conference. 

9. The Orphanage Chairman whose duty it shall be to work 
for increased interest in the Orphanage and the furnishing of aid 
thereto. 

10. Christian Literature Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
stress the importance of Christian Literature and its more extensive 
use. 

11. Christian Education Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
stress importance and value of Christian Education and the neces- 
sity of fostering the various institutions now being supported by the 
Southern Baptists. 

12. The Hospital Chairman whose duty it shall be to work 
with the Member Churches of this Association and our Baptist State 
Hospital. 

13. The Bible School Director whose duty it shall be to encour- 
age the holding of Bible Schools regularly by the Member Churches 
thereby causing increased study of the Bible. 

14. The Chairman of the Home for the Aging whose duty it 
shall be to inform the churches about this phase of our work and 
encourage them to support the same. 

15. The Brotherhood President who shall promote and en- 
courage the work of the Brotherhood in all the Churches of the 
Association. 

16. Missions Chairman, whose duty it shall be to promote 
mission praying, giving and witnessing throughout the Association 
by working through the organizations. 

17. American Bible Society Chairman, whose duty it shall be 
to furnish information about the work of the Society and encour- 
age a once a year gift from all churches. 

18. Evangelistic Chairman, whose duty it shall be to promote 
a constructive program of evangelism. 

19. Pianist, whose duty it shall be to play for annual sessions. 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 33 



20. Chorister, whose duty it shall be to direct the singing for 
the annual session and plan for special music as desired. 

21. Christian Action Chairman, whose duty it shall be to 
arouse the people to oppose the establishment of an Alcoholic Bev- 
erage Control (ABC) store in the town or county and to render any 
assistance to law enforcement officers, that might be needed in en- 
forcing laws now on books. 

22. A Board of Trustees to be composed of five members, two 
of whom shall be the Moderator and Clerk of this Association and 
three to be appointed by the Moderator, whose duty it shall be to 
supervise and administer the Watson Fund in connection with de- 
serving students attending Mars Hill College. 

Article 7. That the Moderator appoint a Nominating Com- 
mittee to nominate the auxiliary officers of the Association and to 
make recommendations to the Association at the annual session of 
the Association. Providing that the Woman's Missionary Union, 
the Sunday School and the Training Union associational organiza- 
tions shall recommend a member of their organization for mem- 
bership on the Nominating Committee. Further providing that an 
Executive Committee shall be elected at each annual session to be 
composed of the Associational W. M. U. Superintendent, Associa- 
tional Sunday School Superintendent, and the Associational Train- 
ing Union Director, two pastors, and two members at large. The 
Moderator and the Clerk shall be members ex-officio. 

Article 8. There shall be a Place and Preacher Committee, a 
Resolutions Committee, an Ordination Committee and a Committee 
for Reception of New Churches, each committee to be composed of 
three members and appointed by the Moderator. 

Article 9. That the Fiscal year of the Association be from 
July 1st to June 30 and that the Church Clerk get their Church 
Letters to the Associational Clerk by August 1st. That the Associa- 
tional Clerk do his best to have the Minutes printed and in the hands 
of the Clerks within two months after the close of the Association. 

Article 10. This Constitution may be amended at any annual 
meeting by a vote of two-thirds of its Messengers present. 



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T.anrpl Rranch 


1 

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Totals 1 



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Bolen's Creek ... 
Burnsville, First 
Burnsville, West 
Bvrd's Chapel... 
Laurel Branch . 

Mt. Mitchell 

Windom 

Totals 



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16! 

... I. 
5 
3' 



6' 
15! 
9 

6! 
.. 41 
9! 
5! 



62! 54| 



... ! iai . 


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. 30! 


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75 


6 


15! 




.30 


9 


.141 . 


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38 


4 


.. 10! . 


2 


33 


32 


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. 72 


8 


6! 




29 


59 


93! 


2 


311 



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CHURCHES 



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Bolen's Creek 
Burnsville, First 
Burnsville, West 
Totals 



6 ; 



2 14| 



10 ... II 10 

... 21 15 

1 3 .10 

10! 6 35 



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151 .301 .30 
381 48! 48 



641 64| 99! 99 



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Burnsville, First 


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Totals 



Table G — TOTAL RECEIPTS, LOCAL 



EXPENDITURES AND STEWARDSHIP 



CHURCHES 



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Bald Creek 

Bank's Creek ... 
Blue Rock 
Bolen's Creek 
Brown's Creek 
Burnsville, First 
Burnsville.. West 
Byrd's Chapel 

Cane River 

Claymound 
Concord 

Crabtree 

Double Island 

Elk Shoals 

Fair view 

Hall's Chapel 

Indian Creek ... 

Ivy Gap 

Jack's Creek 

Laurel Branch 
Mount Mitchell 
Mount Pleasant 

Pleasant Gap 

Pleasant Grove 
Pleasant Valley 
Price's Creek .... 

Riverside 

Shoal Creek 

South Estatoe ... 

Windom 

Young's Chapel 

Zion 

Totals 



. 64 

121 

28| 

... 6 



10 



141 

"Jl 

.. 251 

I 

121 
355! 



2000 
1250 
6874 
15844 
4804 
4! 56959 
.4! 11776 
2194 
2262 
949 
1150 
4682 
7731 
634 



17 



.... 284 
1255 
7186 
3770 
3809 
4264 
21557 
9473 

. 3803 
7502 
1669 
2264 

.1577 

.7500 
9628 
6279 
2000 

219609 



2000 
1250 
6874 
15844 
4804 
56959 
11776 
.2194 
.2262 
.949 
1150 
4682 
7731 
. 634 
6680 
284 
1255 
7186 
3770 
3809 
4264 
21557 
9473 
3803 
.7502 
16691 
2264! 
.1577 
7500 
9628 
6279 
2000 
219609 



.616 
1200 
2325 
3820 
1900 
6960 
5200 
.753 
1310 
.600 

960 
2875 
4555 

258 
1320 

250 

493 
3000 



.2040 
1884 

. 4000 

.4513 
1080 
5100 

.... 627 
3600 
735 
1820 
4330 

. 3070 
1200 

74474 



120 



2630 
678 



265 



180 



250 
90 



120 



24349 



284055 
587 



420 



2873 



458 
758 



1372 
49 



.33 
4726 



3433 



500 
319940 



2874 



1200 



50 
3716 
4658 
1866 
7590 
3361 
. 483 

807 
.349 

190 
. 464 



294 
618 



.. 414 
1468 

494 
1574 

845 



24965 
1250 
... 6041 
8598 
3766 
301235 
.12113 
.. 1823 
.2117 
. 949 
.1150 
.4024 
5755 
552 
4991 
250 

907 

4926 
2824 
3614 
. 3577 



4074 



10351 5395 
43801 8893 
13961 . 2596 
1000 I 7472 
.7671 .1443 
! .3600 

684| .1419 
17501 . 7003 
... 20761 6406 
15291 . 5718 

300! 2000 
441591447373 



Table H — MISSION EXPENDITURES 



CHURCHES 


Cooperative Program 


Associational Missions 
Program 


Designated : 
State Missions 


Designated: SBC Home Missions 
(incl. Annie Armstrong off'g.) 


Designated: SBC Foreign Miss, 
(incl. Lottie Moon offering) 


Designated: Christian educ. 
(schools, etc.) 


Designated: children's homes 
(cash plus goods) 


Designated : 
hospitals 


Designated : 

homes for the aged 


Designated: all other (Bible 
Society, Temperance League) 


Total mission expenditures 


Blue Rock 








24 


.276 




150 


.150 
253 
100 
109 
.100 
....42 
16 
.100 
...10 
200 
. ...23 

'50 
.90 

...15 
100 
150 






600 


Bolen's Creek 


936 
120 
3444 
315 


.702 
.96 
725 
362 


202 

.50 
150 

.50 


.410 
32 
328 


1153 
120 


.50 


366 
117 


.164 
.30 
52 
100 




4236 
665 
5907 
1220 
158 






Burnsville, First 


.799 
161 




250 
132 
116 




Burnsville, West 




Byrd's Chapel 












Cane River 










133 


.19 


356 
231 


.10 




534 
331 


Crabtree 














Elk Shoals 














72 






82 
1079 
34 


Fairview 






207 


207 


207 




258 
11 






Hall's Chapel 










Indian Creek 














18 






. 18 


Ivy Gap 














35 


40 




85 
846 
403 
200 
1819 
580 


Jack's Creek 

Laurel Branch 

Mount Mitchell 


109 
72 


75 
35 

480 


...48 
20 


75 

...77 


133 
110 


.10 


256 
74 




10 


Mount Pleasant 


260 


....75 


.70 


337 
280 


.60 


100 
250 
300 
.140 


...97 


40 


Pleasant Gap 




Pleasant Grove 


16 








62 


.38 


.116 






372 
30 
226 
158 


Pleasant Valley 














30 


.32 
56 






Price's Creek 

Riverside 






15 


...10 


...56 




113 
102 


Shoal Creek 

South Estatoe 

Windom 


373 


.^60 


.76 
415 


.78 
.415 


200 
415 
.119 
4561 


10 


.73 
195 
625 
100 
4470 


...861 
2551 58 


120 


159 

1425 
2396 
345 
3908 


Young's Chapel 








.. . 


126 
2605 







Totals 


5645 


2535 


1308 


1726 


237 


651117012 



Table I — SPECIAL INFORMATION 



CHURCHES 


Church participates in 
annuity for pastor 


Is pastor in social 
security program? 


Pastor's annual salary 


Bald Creek 


* * 

* * 

* * 
** 

* 




616 
1200 


Bank's Creek 


Blue Rock 




2325 


Bolen's Creek 




3820 
1900 


Brown's Creek 




Burns ville, First 


* 




6920 


Burnsville, West 


** 
** 




5200 
.753 
1310 
600 
960 


Byrd's Chapel 




Cane River 


* * 


Claymound 


Concord 


** 

""** 
** 


Crabtree 


* 


2875 
4555 
258 


T"1miV"\lo Tel q y"i r1 


** 


Elk Shoals 


Fairview 


* * 




1320 
250 


Hall's Chapel 


** 

* * 
** 




Indian Creek 




493 
3000 
2080 
.2040 
.1884 
4000 


Ivy Gap 

Jack's Creek 




Laurel Branch 


** 


* 


Mount Mitchell 


* 


Mount Pleasant 




Pleasant Gap 


* * 
** 
** 

** 

** 


** 


4100 
1080 


Pleasant Grove 


Pleasant Valley 


* 


5100 
627 


Price's Creek 




Riverside 





3600 

... 735 
1820 


Shoal Creek 




South Estatoe 


Windom 






4330 
3070 
1500 


Young's Chapel 

Zion 


* ! 

i 


** 


Totals 




74321 



'Indicates "Yes" 



♦'Indicates "No" 



K ANNUAL 

I of 

Yancey Baptist 
Association 

I of 

NORTH CAROLINA 

IN ITS NINETY-SECOND ANNUAL SESSION 

1970 
held with 

WEST BURNSVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH 
(First Day) 
AUGUST 11 

MT. PLEASANT BAPTIST CHURCH (Night) 
AUGUST 11 

CANE RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH (Second Day) 
AUGUST 12 



NEXT SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH 

BROWNS CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH (First Day) 
AUGUST 10, 1971 

MT. MITCHELL BAPTIST CHURCH (Night) 
AUGUST 10, 1971 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH 
(Second Day) 
AUGUST 11, 1971 



ANNUAL 
of 

Yancey Baptist 
Association 

of 

NORTH CAROLINA 

IN ITS NINETY-SECOND ANNUAL SESSION 

19 7 
held with 

WEST BURNSVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH 
(First Day) 
AUGUST 11 

MT. PLEASANT BAPTIST CHURCH (Night) 
AUGUST 11 

CANE RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH (Second Day) 
AUGUST 12 



NEXT SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH 

BROWNS CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH (First Day) 
AUGUST 10, 1971 

MT. MITCHELL BAPTIST CHURCH (Night) 
AUGUST 10, 1971 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH 
(Second Day) 
AUGUST 11, 1971 



INDEX 



PAGE 



CALENDAR 14 

CONSTITUTION 31 

DEAD (Listed by Churches) 1 14 

DEDICATION 3 

DIRECTORIES: 

Associational 4 

Church 6 

HISTORICAL EVENTS OF INTEREST 28 

MAP (Showing Churches of Association) 22 

MESSSENGERS (Listed by Churches) 12 

MINISTERS LICENSED THIS YEAR 13 

MINISTERS ORDAINED THIS YEAR 13 

ORDAINED MINISTERS, NOT PASTORS 13 

PROCEEDINGS 16 

REPORTS: 

American Bible Society 26 

Baptist Hospital 23 

Bible School 20 

Brotherhood 21 

Children's Homes 27 

Christian Education 25 

Deacon Fellowship 20 

Evangelism 22 

Homes for Aging 23 

Sunday School 19 

Training Union 20 

Woman's Missionary Union 6 

TABLES: 

Historical 34 

Statistical 35 



DEDICATION 

This annual is lovingly dedicated to Laura Mae Hilliard 
who has served as Superintendent of Missions in Yancey 
Baptist Association for over 26 years. 



4 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



ASSOCIATIONAL DIRECTORY 

Superintendent of Missions Miss Laura Mae Hilliard 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Moderator Harold L. McDonald, burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Associate Moderator B. G. McMahan 

Box 421, Spruce Pine, N. C. 

Clerk Mrs. Jess R. Styles, Box 331, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

S. S. Supt Harold Bennett, Jr., Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

T. U. Director Miss Wanda Robertson 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
W.M.U. Director Mrs. Roy Pate, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brotherhood Director Gene Gardner, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bible School Director Mrs. Charles Tomberlin 

Rt. 3. Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Evangelistic Chm Fred Harrell, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Deacon Fellowship Chm Ben Riddle, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Christian Action Chm Calvin Smith, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. S. 28714 

Music Director Miss Tensie Bailey 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Chorister Allen McKinney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pianist Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Missions Ch Mrs. Bruce Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

REPRESENTATIVES : 

American Bible Society Mrs. Billy Brooks Wilson 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Baptist Hospital Mrs. Andrew Johnson 

Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 
Children's Home Vergis Anglin 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Christian Education Miss Sara Hensley 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Christian Literature Mrs. James McDougald 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Homes for the Aging Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Audo V. Aide Nat Howell, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Librarian Miss Vergie Duncan, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

EXECUTIVE BOARD 

Chairman, Dawson Briggs Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

(Laurel Branch) 

Allen McKinney Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Mt. Pleasant) 

Ralph Mumpower Swannanoa, N. C. (Brown's Creek) 

Ben Riddle Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. (Bolen's Creek) 

Harold Bennett, Jr Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. (Laurel Branch) 

Miss Wanda Robertson Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. (Mt. Pleasant) 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 5 



CONSTITUTION COMMITTEE 

Harold McDonald, Mrs. Bruce Bailey, Miss Laura Mae Hilliard, 
Mrs. Jess Styles, Herman Mason. 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

Jack Mcintosh, Mrs. Junior Shufford, Wilson Hensley, Mrs. Luna 
Ray, Mrs. Mollie Robinson. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL OFFICERS 

Teacher Improvement Director E. F. Hunter, Jr. 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Outreach Director Charles Ray, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Records Assistant Mrs. Enzy Letterman 

Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Extension Activities Director B. M. Tomberlin 

Route 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Preschool Director Mrs. Jess Styles 

Box 331, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Children's Director Mrs. Herschel Holcombe 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Youth Director Mrs. James McDougald 

Route 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Adult Director Mrs. Emerson Woody, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pianist Mrs. Billy Brooks Wilson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Chorister Charles Willis, Box 115, Marion, N. C. 

Group Leaders Yates Laws, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Ed Hensley, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

TRAINING UNION WORKERS 

Director Miss Wanda Robertson, Route 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Secretary Mrs. Andrew Johnson 

Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Director of New Church Member Training B. G. McMahan 

Box 421, Spruce Pine, N. C. 

Director of Church Member Training Calvin Smith 

Route 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Director of Church Leader Training Mrs. Don Young 

Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Adult Training Group Leader Fred Phoenix 

Route 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Youth Training Group Leader Miss Lodella Duncan 

Route 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Children's Training Group Leader Miss Sara Hensley 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Preschool Training Group Leader Mrs. Ed Sparks 

Route 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pianist Charlie Boone, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Chorister John Powers, Route 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Group Leaders Mrs. Herman Mason, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mrs. Henry Silvers, Route 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Mrs. Roy Lyles, Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 



6 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION 

WMU Director Mrs. Roy Pate, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Associate Director Mrs. B. R. Penland, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Baptist Women Director Mrs. Fred Shufford 

Rt. 5, .Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Baptist Young Women Director Mrs. Charles Tomberlin 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Acteens Director Miss Willit Molt Hensley, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Girls in Action Director Mrs. Wayne McCurry 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Co-Director Mrs. Jerry Holcombe, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mission Friends Director 

Mrs. Herman Angel, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Secretary and Treasurer Mrs. Edgar Hunter, Jr. 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
(Yancey Association does not have Associational Brotherhood 
Officers other than the director as listed in Associational Directory.) 

CHURCH DIRECTORY 

BANK'S CREEK— Pastor— Harry Culbertson, Jr., Rt. 1, Weaverville, 
N. C. 28787 

Clerk— Mrs. Cecil Styles, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Claude Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Cecil Styles, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mrs. John Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — 

Chm. Deacons — John Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

BEE LOG— Pastor— Niram Phillips, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— Arnie Pate, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — James Pate, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Andrew Edwards, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Vance Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

BLUE ROCK— Pastor— Astor Buchanan, 214 Pine Branch Road, 
Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk— Wanda McKinney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Hazel Thomas, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Phillip Geouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director— Mrs. Edith Thomas, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Sylvia Geouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Ossie Geouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

BOLEN' CREEK— Pastor— Calvin C. Smith, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Paul Eckstorm, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Edgar Hensley, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Ben Riddle, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director — Mrs. Herman Mason, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Director — Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
Brotherhood Director — Harold Harris, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mrs. Tensie Bailey, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
Organist — Mrs. Tensie Bailey, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
Director Library Services — Mrs. Ben Riddle, Rt. 6, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

Chm. Deacons — Herman Mason, Burnsville, N. C. 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 7 



BROWN'S CREEK— Pastor— Ralph Mumpower, Swannanoa, N. C. 
Clerk— Bruce Smith, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Miss Barbara Smith, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Troy Ray, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director— Mrs. Ruth Smith, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Director— Mrs. W. R. Robinson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — John Powers, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist- -Mrs. Marjorie Gibbs, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Ed Sparks, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST— Pastor— Harold L. McDonald, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

Clerk— Dover R. Fouts, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer — Charles H. Anglin, Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt.— I. E. Clevenger, Burnsville, N. C. 

T. U. Director — Charlie Hensley, Burnsville, N. C. 

W. M. U. Director— Mrs Jess R. Styles, Box 331, Burnsville, N. C. 

Brotherhood Director — 

Choir Director— Paul Richardson, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Organist — Charles Boone, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Ashton Ramsey, Burnsville, N. C. 

BURNSVILLE, WEST— Pastor— Fred Harrell, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk — Emerson Woody, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer— W. L. Hullett, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt— Charles Ray, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director— Nat Howell, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Director — Mrs. Ben Banks, Burnsville, N. C. 
Brotherhood Director — Gene Gardner, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mrs. Gene Gardner, Burnsville, N. C. 
Organist — Miss Mary Ann Howell, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons— W. L. Hullett, Burnsville, N. C. 

BYRD'S CHAPEL— Pastor— Burl Grindstaff, Newland Highway, 
Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Fonzo Whitson, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Jack B. Hensley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Wilkie Randolph, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Jack B. Hensley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Miss Barbara Robinson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Adler Phillips, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

CANE RIVER— Pastor— M. H. Kendall, Box 403, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Clerk — Mrs. Alvin Hensley, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Walter Edwards, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Billy Ray Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director— Mrs. Bill Ball, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Organist — Mrs. Francis Robinson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Bruce Banks, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Alvin Hensley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

CLAYMOUND— Pastor— Charlie McMahan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Biss McMahan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Hazel Wilson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt— Junior Wyatt, Micaville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Billie Huskins, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Clarence Wilson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 



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CONCORD— Pastor— Howard Wilson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Oscar Styles, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Oscar Styles, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt. — John Cooper, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Wilma Parker, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Oscar Styles, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

CRABTREE— Pastor— Burl Grindstaff, Rt. 2, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
28777 

Clerk — Mrs. Lawrence King, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Wallace Boone, Micaville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Wesley McCurry, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Vernon Fox, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Organist — Mrs. Clyde Mcintosh, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Vernon Fox, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Wesley McCurry, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

DOUBLE ISLAND— Pastor— Arthur Woody, Rt. 1, Green Mountain. 
N. C. 28740 

Clerk— Mrs. Roy Robinson, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 
Treasurer— J. B. Thomas, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 
S. S. Supt.— Dewey Hoilman, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 
Choir Director— Calvin Boone, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 
Organist — Miss Regina Robinson, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
28740 

Pianist — Mrs. Glenda Robinson, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
28740 

Chm. Deacons — Dewey Hoilman, Rt. 1, Green Mountain. N. C. 
28740 

ELK SHOAL — Pastor — Burgess Shelton, Erwin, Tennessee 
Clerk— Hoyt King, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Hiram Higgins, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Bis Randolph, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Miss Wanda Lee Robertson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

Pianist — Miss Wanda Lee Robertson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Biss Randolph, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

FAIRVIEW— Pastor— Lloyd Glenn, Rt. 1, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk — Lawrence Cook, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer— Mrs. Ruth Hollifield, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— J. C. Robinson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Carmen Ogle, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist— Mrs. Charles Bartlette, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Lawrence Cook, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

HALL'S CHAPEL— Pastor— Arnold Robinson, Micaville, N. C. 28755 
Clerk— Benjamin Robinson, Micaville, N. C. 28755 
Treasurer — Edward Grindstaff, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Linzey McMahan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Arnold Robinson, Micaville, N. C. 28755 
Pianist — Mrs. Ruby Lee Geouge, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Walter Robinson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 



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INDIAN CREEK— Pastor— Ellis Ray, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Perry England, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Miss Ethel Maney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt— Perry England, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Sam Rathburn, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

IVY GAP — Pastor — James Ferguson, Rt. 8, Box 81, Jonesboro, Tenn. 
Clerk— Mrs. Ada Buckner, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer— Mrs. Zola Briggs, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Nelson Chandler, Rt. 3, Weaverville, N. C. 28787 
Choir Director— Larry Hall, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Pianist— Mrs. Linda Maynor, Weaverville, N. C. 28787 
Chm. Deacons— Nelson Chandler, Rt. 3, Weaverville, N. C. 28787 

JACK'S CREEK— Pastor— Philip Garland, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Clerk — Miss Lo Delia Duncan, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Miss Lo Delia Duncan, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Wilson Hensley, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director— Edd Woody, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Director— Mrs. Bruce Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Clarence Laws, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Brenda Woody, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Wilson Hensley, Burnsville, N. C. 

LAUREL BRANCH— Pastor— Harold Bennett, Jr., Rt. 6, Burnsville. 
N. C. 

Clerk— Mrs. J. E. Wilson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer— Mrs. P. B. Wilson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— J. E. Wilson, Rt. 6, Burnsville. N. C 
T. U. Director— Mrs. Clyde Penland, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Director — Mrs. Carrie Passmore, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director— Mrs. Ralph Byrd, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist— Mrs. Billy Brooks Wilson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Theodore Ray, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

MT. MITCHELI^-Pastor— Charles Willis, Box 115, Marion, N. C. 
28752 

Clerk— Mrs. Loki Wilson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Walter Wilson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Vernie Murphy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director— Danny Willis, Box 115, Marion, N. C. 28752 
Pianist— Mrs. Charles Willis, Box 115, Marion, N. C. 28752 
Director Library Services — Mrs. Perva Effler, Rt. 5, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

Chm. Deacons — Vernie Murphy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

MT. PLEASANT— Pastor— Allen McKinney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Ila Angel, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— B. M. Tomberlin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director— Bobby Shepherd, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Director — Miss Vergie Duncan, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Organist — Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Flay Hensley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 



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PLEASANT GAP— Pastor— Lloyd Roberts, Micaville, N. C. 

Clerk — Luther Lawhern, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 
Treasurer — Fred Ray, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 
S. S. Supt.— William Riddle, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Fred Ray, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

PLEASANT GROVE— Pastor— Ralph Mumpower, Swannanoa, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Joy Letterman, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 
Treasurer— Roy Lyle, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 
S. S. Supt.— Howard Garland, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 
Choir Director — Miss Rhonda Randolph, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, 
N. C. 28740 

Pianist — Miss Mildred Presnell, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
28740 

Chm. Deacons — Enzy Letterman, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 

PLEASANT VALLEY— Pastor— Harlon Ramsey, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Lena McPeters, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer— Alma Riddle, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Edgar Robinson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Mary Alice Carroll, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Earnest Ray, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

PRICE'S CREEK— Pastor— Ralph Brigman, Barnardsville, N. C. 
Clerk— Burl Austin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer— Mrs. Miller Ledford, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director— Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist— Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons— Mack Ledford, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

RIVERSIDE— Pastor— Clarence Ledford, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk — Mrs. Geneva Robinson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Tommy Pittman, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Dallas Robinson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Tommy Pittman, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Patricia Hensley, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Mac Mcintosh, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

SHOAL CREEK— Pastor— Lyda Ray, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— Terrill Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Terrill Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Miss Rebecca Hughes, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Purse Hughes, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

SOUTH ESTATOE— Pastor— John Gates, 227 Lincoln Ave., Marion, 
N. C. 28752 

Clerk— Fred Shufford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer— Mrs. Fred Shufford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt.— John Griffin, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

T. U. Director— L. H. Wing, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

W. M. U. Director— Mrs. Opal McDougald, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Choir Director— Mrs. R. L. Rector, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist— Mrs. Donald Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chm. Deacons — Ramon Autrey, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Director Library Services — Mrs. Madelyn Gibbs, Rt. 5, Burnsville, 

N. C. 



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WINDOM— Pastor— Lee Woody, Rt. 2, Box 238, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Ralph Griffith, Box 372, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer— Ralph Griffith, Box 372, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Cecil Wheeler, Micaville, N. C. 
T. U. Director— Paul Wheeler, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director— Earl Tipton, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist— Mrs. Ralph Griffith, Box 372, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Fred Buchanan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL— Pastor— B. G. McMahan, Box 421, Spruce Pine, 
N. C. 

Clerk— Billy Buchanan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Ray Robinson, Rt. 2, Burnsvilla, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Jay Laws, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Leland Buchanan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Leland Buchanan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Deacons — Yates Laws, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

ZION— Pastor— Frank Phillips, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Clerk— Miss Jackie Foxx, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 
Treasurer — Boyd Laws, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 
S. S. Supt.— Homer Ayers, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 
T. U. Director— Frank Phillips, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 
Choir Director — Homer Ayers, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 
Pianist — Miss Pamela Lynn Fox, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N. C. 
28740 

Chm. Deacons — Worley Ayers, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 
(The Zip Code Number for Burnsville is 28714) 



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MESSENGERS TO ASSOCIATION 

BANK'S CREEK— 
BEE LOG— 

BLUE ROCK— Mrs. Mildred Gilley, Mrs. Pauline Geouge, Ivey 

Honeycutt, Mrs. Dorothy Silvers, Mrs. Pauline McMahan, Mrs. 

Unimae Weatherman. 
BOLEN'S CREEK— Mrs. Tensie Bailey, Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, Mrs. 

Herman Mason, Mrs. Sol Harris, Mrs. Mollie Silver, Mrs. Bernice 

Robinson, Frank Harris, Will Banks. 
BROWN'S CREEK— Mrs. Hattie Silver, Mrs. Mollie Robinson, Mrs. 

Cora Davis. 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST— Harold McDonald, Edgar Hunter, Jr., Mrs. 

Herschel Holcombe, Mrs. Brooks Boone, C. A. Hilliard, Mrs. 

Myrtle Peterson, Mrs. Dick Mcintosh, Mrs. Ralph Peterson, Mrs. 

Arney Fox, Mrs. Sallie B. Butner, Miss Sara Hensley, H. G. 

Bailey, Mrs. Coy Sparks, Mrs. Ashton Ramsey, Mrs. Frank Lewis. 
BURNSVILLE WEST— Mrs. Margaret Beaver, Mrs. Betty Stiles, 

Bill Hullett. 

BYRD'S CHAPEL— Britt Halloway, Jack Hensley, Dove Adkins, Edd 

Hedrick, Ottis Robinson. 
CANE RIVER— Mrs. Walter Edwards, Mrs. Alvin Hensley, Mr. & 

Mrs. Crate Higgins. 
CLAYMOUND— 
CONCORD— 

CRABTREE— Hoy Boone, Mrs. Belle Chrisawn, Mrs. Gladys Thomas, 
Mrs. Bernice McCurry. 

DOUBLE ISLAND- 
ELK SHOAI^— Mr. & Mrs. Roy Mathis, Hiram Higgins, Charlie King, 

John Mcintosh, Mrs. Carlo Riddle, Mrs. Leslie Proffitt, Mr. & 

Mrs. Bis Randolph, Mrs. Clay Morrow. 

FAIRVIEW— Mr. & Mrs. Mack Huskins, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Bartlette, 
Mrs. Viola Shufford, Mrs. Shirley Wilson, Floyd Huskins, Mrs. 
Roxie Ballew, Calvin Wilson, Mrs. Faye Wilson. 

HALL'S CHAPEL— Linzey McMahan, Edward Grindstaff. 

INDIAN CREEK — 

IVY GAP — Myrtle Fender, Mrs. Ada Buckner, Woodrow Chandler, 
James Ferguson. 

JACK'S CREEK— Will Duncan, Mrs. Ethel Laughrun, Mrs. Bruce 
Bailey, Mrs. Ed Hunter, Mrs. Grace Woody, Mrs. Grace Duncan. 

LAUREL BRANCH— Mrs. Billy Brooks Wilson, Mrs. Wayne Ray, 
Mrs. P. B. Wilson, Mr. Wayne Ray. 

MT. MITCHELL — Mrs. Jessie Willis, Jarvis Willis, Wilma Huskins, 
Dollie Wilson, Maggie Wilson, Mr. & Mrs. Barnett Ray, Mr. & 
Mrs. Hoy Johnson, Bertie Wilson, Diana Murphy, Alice Chrisawn, 
Zelda Kirby, Peggy Wilson. 

MT. PLEASANT — Rev. & Mrs. Allen McKinney, Miss Madge Carter, 
Miss Vergie Duncan, Velma Hill, Bruce Tomberlin, Charles Tom- 
berlin, Mrs. Ila Angel, Doug Angel, Tim Hensley. 

PLEASANT GAP— 



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PLEASANT GROVE— Mrs. Andrew Johnson, Mrs. Roy Lyle, Mrs. 
Martha Sparks, Sam Grindstaff, Elmer Sparks, Mrs. Joan 
Thomas. 

PLEASANT VALLEY— 

PRICE'S CREEK— 

RIVERSIDE— Mrs. Jack Hensley, Mrs. Clarence Ledford, Mrs. Claude 
Ledford. 

SHOAL CREEK— 

SOUTH ESTATOE— Mr. & Mrs. L. H. Wins, Mr. & Mrs. Ramon 
Autrey, Mrs. Mary Autrey, Mrs. Nellie Webb, Mrs. Bertha Silvers. 

WINDOM — Cecil Wheeler, Mrs. Fay Wheeler, Mrs. Andy Brown, Mrs. 
Myrtle Buchanan. 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL — Yates Laws, Rev. and Mrs. B. G. McMahan, 
Billy Buchanan, Ola Mae Sparks, Edna Silvers, Mrs. Estella 
\ oung. 

ZION— Mr. & Mrs. R. C. Fox, Mrs. Joyce Fox. 

MINISTERS LICENSED THIS YEAR 

Gouge, Keith, Rt. 5, Marion, N. C. (Blue Rock) 



MINISTERS ORDAINED THIS YEAR 

Atwater, David, Rt. 1, Box 277, Chapel Hill, N. C. (Pleasant Grove) 
Carroll, Shelby, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. (Mt. Mitchell) 

OTHER MINISTERS, NOT PASTORS 

Autry, Randolph, LM, Nebo, N. C. (Mt. Mitchell) 
Batty, Kenneth, LM, Burnsville, N. C. (Byrd's Chapel) 
Beaver, James, LM, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. (Windom) 
Bennett, Richmond, LM, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. (Byrd's Chapel) 
Briggs, Eugene, LM, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. (Young's Chapel) 
Buchanan, Avery, LM, Burnsville, N. C. (Pleasant Gap) 
Carroll, Homer, OM, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. (Pleasant Valley) 
Cook, Vern, LM, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. (Young's Chapel) 
Haney, Cloyd, OM, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. (Elk Shoal) 
Hughes, Jesse, OM, Green Mountain, N. C. (Zion) 
Letterman, Theo, LM, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. (South Estatoe) 
Powers, John, OM, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. (Brown's Creek) 
Ray, Barnett, OM, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. (Mt. Mitchell) 
Ray, Eliza, OM, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. (Pleasant Valley) 
Roberts, Loyd, LM, Burnsville, N. C. (Pleasant Gap) 
Sparks, Carl, LM, Burnsville, N. C. (Pleasant Gap) 
Wheeler, Carl, LM, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. (Windom) 
Young, Ralph, OM, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. (Burnsville, First) 



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OUR BELOVED DEAD 

BANK'S CREEK— Mr. Burgin Anglin, Mr. George Higgins (Deacon). 

BEE LOG— Mrs. Belle Edwards, Mr. Alden Pate. 

BLUE ROCK— Mr. Kurb Allen, Mr. Claude Allen, Mrs. Mary Jane 
Hensley. 

BOLEN'S CREEK— Rev. A. Z. Jamerson, Mrs. W. M. Westall, Mr. 
Sol Harris. 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST— Mr. J. B. King, Mrs. Mark Elliott, Mrs. Green 
Woody, Miss Peggy Jean Huskins. 

BYRD'S CHAPEL— Mrs. Etta Halloway, Mr. Robert Halloway, Mrs. 
Martha Adkins, Mr. Lonnie Edwards. 

CANE RIVER— Mr. Donald Banks, Mrs. Kate Phillips, Mrs. Lula Ray, 
Mrs. Ellen Hensley. 

CONCORD— Mr. Donald Scorsone, Mrs. Mae Riddle, Mr. Lindon 
Rathburn. 

DOUBLE ISLAND— Mrs. Margaret Buchanan. 

ELK SHOAL — Mr. Jim Edwards, Miss Jackqueline Edwards, Miss 
Rachel King, Mr. Sam Robertson. 

FAIRVIEW— Mr. Charlie Williams. 

INDIAN CREEK— Mr. George Mclnturff. 

MT. MITCHELL— Sgt. Hugh Rector, Mr. Ohle Carroll. 

PLEASANT GROVE— Mrs. Ruby Randolph Wheeler. 

PLEASANT VALLEY— Mrs. Flossie Hunter. 

RIVERSIDE— Mr. Willard Hall. 

SHOAL CREEK— Mrs. Lizzie Dulaney. 

SOUTH ESTATOE— Mrs. Josie Letterman, Mrs. Jo Ann Thomas, 

Mr. John Webb. 
WINDOM— Mrs. May Thomas. 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL— Mr. Claude Presnell (Deacon), Mr. Sam Sil- 
vers (Deacon). 
ZION— Mr. Luther Fox. 

CALENDAR 

September 

20— State Mission Day and Offering 

21— Sunday School Action Night 
28-October 1 — Bible Conference 

October 

5 — American Bible Society Day 

11 — Biblical Recorder Day 

12 — Deacon-Pastor Fellowship Meeting 

19_22 — Central Leadership Training School — Sunday School, Train- 
ing Union, Woman's Missionary Union 
November 

1- 7 — Royal Ambassador Week 

2 — Baptist Women's Day of Prayer 
16— "M" Night 

22— Special Child Care Day and Offering for Children's Homes 



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29-December 6 — Week of prayer and Lottie Moon Christmas 
Offering 

Crusade for Christ — Dates to be announced 
(Foreign Missions Graded Series) 

December 

1- 6 — Week of Prayer and Lottie Moon Christmas Offering 

6 — Foreign Mission Day in the Sunday School 
24 — Christmas Eve Service 

27— Student Night at Christmas 
January 

4- 8 — January Bible Study 

10 — Witnessing Commitment Day 

18 — Sunday School Meeting 

24 — Baptist Men's Day 
February 

7 — Baptist World Alliance Sunday 

8 — Deacon-Pastor Fellowship Meeting 

14 — Special Day and Offering for Homes for Aging 
14-20 — Woman's Missionary Union Focus Week 

15 — WMU Executive Meeting 
(Home Missions Graded Studies) 

March 

7 — Week of Prayer for Home Missions and Annie Armstrong 
Easter Offering 
14 — Home Mission Day in Sunday School 
14-21— Youth Week 

20 — Associational Youth Night 

April 

18-25 — Week of Prayer for Associational Missions 

18 — Cooperative Program Day 

19 — Sunday School Meeting 

29— Vacation Bible School Clinic 

May 

2- 9— Christian Home Week 

9 — Special Day for Baptist Hospital and Mother's Day Offering 

10 — Girls in Action and Acteens Convention 
17 — WMU Executive Meeting 

Baptist Men's Convention (Deacon Pastor Fellowship 
Meeting) 

June 

13 — Religious Liberty Sunday 

20 — Special Day for Baptist Colleges and Offering 

21 — Training Union Meeting 

July 

11 — Christian Literature Sunday 
19 — Sunday School Meeting 

30 — Annual Woman's Missionary Union Meeting 
August 

10-11 — Annual Meeting 

22— On-to-College-Day 

(Activities suggested by Southern Baptist Convention and State Bap- 
tist Convention involving the local church and asociation will be 
promoted on designated dates.) 



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PROCEEDINGS 

TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 11, 1970 
Associaiion Theme: "Tell The Good News" 
Scripture: Maithew 28:7 Acts 4:20 

1 — The ninety-second annual meeting of the Yancey Baptist As- 
sociation was opened with a musical meditation by the pianist, Miss 
Madge Carter, at West Burnsville Baptist Church on Tuesday morn- 
ing, August 11, 1970 at 9:20. The moderator, Harold L. McDonald, 
announced the opening hymn, "All Hail the Power", and asked Miss 
Tensie Bailey, chorister, to lead it. The moderator led in prayer. 

2 — Fred Harrell, pastor of the host church, brought greetings 
to the messengers and visitors and announced that lunch would be 
served at the Community Building. 

3 — The printed program, with the theme, "Tell the Good News" 
was presented as the order of business by the moderator, and adopted, 
pending any necessary changes. 

4 — Calvin Smith, who recently became pastor of Bolen's Creek 
Church, was introduced to the messengers. 

5 — Astor Buchanan, pastor of Blue Rock Church, gave the open- 
ing devotional. His subject was "They Searched the Scriptures 
Daily". 

6 — "Tell the Good News" was sung by Cathy Silver and Linda 
Deyton, YWAs from Burnsville, First. 

7 — Dr. Howard Ford, Director of Missions for the Baptist State 
Convention, was introduced and brought a message. 

8 — The roll call of the churches was made by the clerk, Mrs. 
Jess Styles. 106 messengers were present with 18 churches repre- 
sented. 

9 — The following committees were appointed by the moderator: 

RECEPTION OF NEW CHURCHES: Dover Fouts, John 
Gates, Raymond Autrey. 

PLACE AND PREACHER: Mrs. Henry Silver, Fred Harrell, 
L. H. Wing. 

HOSPITALITY: Miss Vergie Duncan, Mrs. B. G. McMahan. 
ORDINATION: Bruce Tomberlin, Harold Bennett, Jr., Yates 
Laws. 

10 — The congregation sang "Make Me a Channel of Blessing". 

11 — The moderator, Harold McDonald, spoke on "Making Christ 
Known in the Seventies". 

12 — Miss Tensie Bailey, chorister, led the group in the singing 
of "The Old Rugged Cross". 

13 — The annual message was brought by B. G. McMahan, pas- 
tor of Young's Chapel Church. His subject was "Telling the Good 
News" and his text was Proverbs 25:25. 

14 — The morning session was brought to a close with the bene- 
diction by the moderator. 



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TUESDAY AFTERNOON 

15 — The afternoon session began with Moments of Meditation. 
A period of group singing was led by Linda Deyton and Cathy Silver. 
Ralph Mumpower, pastor of Brown's Creek Church, brought the de- 
votional. "Tell the Good News" was sung by Linda Deyton and 
Cathy Silver. 

16 — The Place and Preacher Report was read by Fred Harrell 
and adopted. 

PLACE: 1st day— Brown's Creek Baptist Church 

Night— Mt. Mitchell Baptist Church 

2nd Day — Young's Chapel Baptist Church 

PREACHER: Calvin Smith, pastor Bolen's Creek Baptist 

Church. 

17 — The Hospitality Report was read by Mrs. B. G. McMahan, 
and adopted. 

18' — The following officers were elected for the year 1970-71: 
Moderator — Harold L. McDonald 
Associate — B. G. McMahan 
Clerk— Mrs. Jess R. Styles 

19 — The moderator called attention to the Book of Reports and 
urged the messengers to study the reports carefully. The following 
officers of the association spoke briefly on the work of their organ- 
izations: Harold Bennett, Jr., Sunday School; Fred Harrell, Evangel- 
ism; Miss Tensie Bailey, Music; Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, Vacation 
Bible School. Miss Laura Mae Hilliard, superintendent of missions 
for Yancey Association, summarized the reports for the chairmen who 
were absent. They were: Training Union, Woman's Missionary Union, 
Brotherhood, Deacon Fellowship, and Missions. 

20 — Roger Sailors, a student from Gardner-Webb College, told 
of the stand that this Baptist college has taken on moral issues of 
the day and expressed appreciation to the association for the offer- 
ing given to "Higher Christian Education". 

21 — "Go, Tell the Untold Millions", was sung by the youth choir 
of Bolen's Creek Baptist Church. 

22 — The final message of the day was brought by Robert Melvin, 
Chaplain of Mars Hill College. His subject was "What it Means 
to be Disciples of Jesus Christ". The benediction was given by 
Harold McDonald. 

TUESDAY NIGHT 

23 — Moments of Meditation began with a musical prelude by 
the pianist, Miss Madge Carter. Allen McKinney, pastor of the host 
church, Mt. Pleasant, led the opening hymn, "Sunshine in my Soul" 
and following the hymn, extended a warm welcome to messengers 
and visitors. The associational Junior Choir, directed by Miss Tensie 
Bailey, sang "God Who Touchest Earth With Beauty". 

24 — A message in song was brought by four YWAs from Burns- 
ville, First. They were Cathy Silver, Pam Anglin, Linda Deyton, 
and Corky Miller. 

25 — The devotional was given by Calvin Smith, pastor of Bolen's 
Creek Baptist Church. His subject was "The Words of God Are 
Pure Words". 



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26 — The Associational Youth Choir, under the direction of Paul 
Richardson, minister of music for Burnsville, First, gave a choral 
reading based on 1st Corinthians 13 and sang. 

27 — E. C. Wilkie, who is employed by the Stewardship Division 
of the Baptist State Convention, brought the message of the evening. 
His subject was "Who Do Men Say That I Am?" He challenged 
Christians to discover for themselves just who Jesus is, and to be- 
come disciples, following Jesus daily and "telling the good news". 

28 — The Associational Junior Choir closed the meeting by sing- 
ing "I Have Decided to Follow Jesus". 

WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 12 

29 — The final meeting of the association convened at Cane River 
Baptist Church with Madge Carter, pianist, bringing "Moments of 
Meditation" at the piano. "Tell the Good News" was sung by Cathy 
Silver, Linda Deyton, and Corky Miller. Due to the absence of 
Arthur Woody, the moderator brought the devotional message. 

30 — The report of the nominating committee was read and 
adopted. 

31 — The moderator reminded the group of the Bible Conference 
to be held September 28-October 1 at the First Baptist Church in 
Burnsville. He also announced that plans are being formulated to 
have a county-wide Evangelistic Crusade in the fall. 

32 — "I Love to Tell the Story" was sung by the congregation. 

33 — Guy Cain spoke on the work of the Annuity Board. He 
stressed the need for pastors and denominational workers to par- 
ticipate in the retirement program. 

34 — Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson reported briefly on the offering for the 
Homes for the Aging, given by the churches in the Association. Mrs. 
Jamerson introduced Bill Poole, general superintendent of the North 
Carolina Baptist Homes for the Aging, who spoke on the ministry 
of these five homes in the state. 

35 — David Comer, resident chaplain at Baptist Hospital, stressed 
the importance of financial support from the churches to carry on 
the work of the hospital. David said that last year the hospital 
spent one million dollars more than it made on patients, but that this 
deficit was cut in half by the amount given to the Mother's Day 
Offering. He told the group of some of the miracles taking place 
daily at the hospital. David is married to the former Janice Lan- 
ford, who served as minister of youth and music at Bolen's Creek 
Church for several summers while still in school. Mrs. Comer fol- 
lowed her husband's report with a solo. 

36 — Isaac Terrell spoke on behalf of North Carolina Baptist 
Children's Homes. Mr. Terrell showed various leaflets and pictures 
of the new Broyhill Home in Haywood County. 

37 — Mrs. Bruce Bailey urged messengers to subscribe to and 
read Baptist Publications and introduced Marse Grant, editor of the 
Biblical Recorder. Mr. Grant expressed the opinion that people are 
reading less today than ever before and said this is the reason that 
Baptists are not as well informed about important issues as they 
should be. 

38 — The moderator introduced M. H. Kendall, who brought greet- 
ings from the members of the Cane River Baptist Church. Mr. Ken- 
dall also spoke on behalf of Mars Hill College. 



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39 — Gordon Maddry reported on the ministry of Baptist Founda- 
tion. 

40 — The closing message of the association was brought by Marse 
Grant whose topic was "A Need for Revival and Christian Citizen- 
ship". 

41 — In the closing moments of the meeting, the girls from 
Burnsville First, Corky Miller, Linda Deyton, and Cathy Silver, sang 
"Do You Really Care" and the moderator asked the group to observe 
a moment of silence in memory of our beloved former moderator, 
A. Z. Jamerson, who passed away a year ago, and closed with prayer. 

42 — The final count of churches represented during the session 
was 19, total number of messengers 106. 

HOSPITALITY REPORT 

We, the hospitality committee, would like to thank West Burns- 
ville for a delicious meal and wonderful hospitality. We couldn't 
begin to tell all the wonderful comments we heard, but some were, 
"We should have longer than an hour to eat with so much food 
here." And, "we'll have to go on a diet tonight." We would like 
to thank each one that had a part on the program. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Miss Vergie Duncan 
Mrs. B. G. McMahan 

SUNDAY SCHOOL 

The theme for 1969-70 has been "Living the Spirit of Christ in 
Belief and Relevance." The emphasis was designed to lead each one 
to live the spirit of Christ in vital faith. This year has been marked 
with the preparation for the challenge of the 70's. This coming year 
will be marked with meeting this challenge face to face. 

The Bible teaching program has in the past been identified 
directly with the Sunday morning service. The future holds an 
entirely different concept with added emphasis on "out-reach"-week- 
day Bible Study, Extension Bible Classes, Bible Conferences, Fel- 
lowship Bible Classes. We need to reach out to meet the needs of 
those around us. This will demand a great deal of personal involve- 
ment. In the new study course book, "Administering the Bible 
Teaching Program" you will find this statement: "As long as men 
and women and boys and girls need to study the Bible; as long 
as there are persons in need of Christ and church membership; and 
as long as there are Christians who need to be led to worship, wit- 
ness, educate, minister and apply Bible truth, Sunday Schools are 
needed." 

Effective October 1, 1970, a new grouping-grading plan is sug- 
gested. All church organizations will be using this plan with its 
four divisions: 

1. Preschool Division (Birth through five) 

2. Children's Division (six through eleven — grades 1-6) 

3. Youth Division (twelve through seventeen — grades 7-12) 

4. Adult (18 High school graduation and up) 

Then Sunday School organization will promote this year a Bible 
Conference — September 28-October 1, 1970 and a County- wide Evan- 
gelistic Crusade, visiting Evangelist, Burrel F. Lucas, State Sunday 
School Secretary. 



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In 1968-69 we had 3155 enrolled in Sunday School with an aver- 
age attendance of 1994. The records show that 3054 were enrolled 
with an average attendance of 1991 in 1969-70. These statistics 
should "break our hearts", cause us to seek forgiveness and then 
send us out to be "busier about the work of the Lord in 1970-71." 

The future holds what the present is willing to plan and do 
for the cause of Christ. Let us decide now to let God use us. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Harold Bennett, Jr. 

TRAINING UNION 

A wise man said "In all things success depends upon previous 
preparation and without such preparation there is sure to be fail- 
ure." Every church member should be trained, "for the work of 
Christian service, to build up the body of Christ." (Eph. 4:12) 

How we need to train our church members: We have eleven 
churches reporting Training Union this year which is an increase 
of two from last year. Our enrollment has gone up from 430 last 
year to 545 enrolled this year. We have had an average attendance 
of 348. This increase is encouraging but there are many yet to be 
reached. 

As we face the '70's with all the new changes and challenges 
let us accept them without panic but with determination to make 
1970 our best year in Training Union. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Wanda Robertson 

BIBLE SCHOOL 

Bible School season has come and gone. In some points we 
can rejoice. We had twenty-one schools this year. How thrilling 
to realize how much these additional hours of Bible Study will mean 
in the lives of these who were enrolled. 

The new material proved very satisfactory. Workers expressed 
their concern and dedication by attending four nights of training. 

"Good seed" need to be planted in the hearts of our Young Peo- 
ple. Bible School meets this need and when God's will is followed 
there will be a rich harvest. We can project our lives into the to- 
morrows as we carefully accept our responsibility today for those 
younger than we are. 

Now is the time for us to begin to pray, to plan and to work 
that in 1971 we will have better schools and more schools. Through 
obedience to God's commission we come to the possessors of "all 
power" because we have the promise of Jesus, "Lo I am with you." 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Charles Tomberlin 

DEACON FELLOWSHIP 

Soon after the first deacons were named we read, "And the 
Word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied 
in Jerusalem greatly." This speaks of the worth of deacons to the 
cause of Christ. We are convinced that if the deacons in this asso- 
ciation would say, "Here am I, use us" that so much would be ac- 
complished for Christ through the church that people would marvel 
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Thirty-two churches each with deacons! Think of these thirty- 
two groups of deacons moving together as one in making Christ 
known here and to the ends of the earth. We are sure it could then 
be said, "And the word of God increased and the number of the 
disciples multiplied in Yancey and to the ends of the earth." 

One deacon's meeting was held during the associational year. 
We met in the First Baptist Church. Pastors were invited. Rev. 
Harold L. McDonald conducted a clinic dealing with Revivals and 
personal soul winning. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Ben Riddle 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION 

This has been a year of both looking backward and looking 
forward — as far as our W.M.U. organizations are concerned, we have 
shown a slight gain this year. We now have eight churches with 
W.M.U. organizations. One church reorganized their W.M.U. that 
did not report last year. Another church has organized their women 
into two societies. We have two new sunbeam organizations this 
year. We now have 27 organizations with 228 members: 

9 Woman's Missionary Societies 

1 Young Woman's Auxiliary 
12 Girls' Auxiliaries 

4 Sunbeams 

This year we had 13 girls that completed steps to be crowned 
QUEEN with a number of others completing various others. 

On March 17 the Association conducted a program "Shaping 
the 70's", with the Woman's Missionary Conference having seven 
churches represented. 

Our Annual meeting was held on July 31 with the Mount Pleas- 
ant Church. Miss Sara Ann Hobbs, State Woman's Missionary Union 
Executive Secretary, brought the message of the evening. 

May we enter into the 70's with great expectation and may we 
work and pray that in our Association the will of God will be 
wrought, as we have never experienced before. 

It is our prayer that 24 more churches in our association will 
see the need to join forces with the 8 churches that now have 
Woman's Missionary Societies to help educate our people in mission 
work. The "fields were never more ready for harvest than they are 
now." 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Roy Pate 
WMU Director 

BROTHERHOOD 

Effective mission work can be achieved when lay people accept 
the commands of Christ. The organization and the objectives of a 
Brotherhood recognize this fact and it is hoped that mission concern 
and mission activity can have continued development among the 
men and boys in the seventies. 

There is one notable addition to the Brotherhood program — the 
six, seven and eight year old boys have been assigned to the Brother- 
hood leadership. 




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In the days ahead there is a need for more effective work in 
planning mission study. Also, men and boys need to become increas- 
ingly involved in Mission Ministries. 

Four churches report 62 men enrolled and a total RA enrolment 
of 26. This is a serious matter. We do not believe this situation 
is pleasing to God. We need to let God use us. The challenge is 
before us and it can be a rewarding year if we give our best for 
Christ. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Gene Gardner 
Brotherhood Chairman 

MUSIC 

This has been a good year. The two projects promoted by the 
music organization proved very helpful and inspiring. In Septem- 
ber we had an excellent school of music with three classes, one for 
adults, one for Intermediates and Young People and one for Juniors. 
Eleven churches participated. Then, on December the twenty- 
fourth, about one hundred gathered in the First Baptist Church for 
an associational "Christmas Eve n carol sing and worship service. 

It is our hope that we will this year complete the necessary or- 
ganization for an effective music ministry in this association, and 
that through this organization we might surely help all our churches 
to more effectively sing for the glory of God. We are stewards 
of all we possess. This includes the God-given talent that some have 
to sing. Those who are not qualified to be choir members need to 
add their part to all of the services of the church by participating 
in congregational singing. This year it is our purpose to not only 
offer opportunities for growth for choir members, but to help those 
who "sit in the pew" to enjoy singing God's praises and to sing in 
a manner pleasing to Him who puts a song in the hearts of all His 
children. Let us urge you now to resolve to take advantage of the 
opportunities which will be offered in this area. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Miss Tensie Bailey 

EVANGELISM 

In associtional evangelism clinics a strong emphasis was placed 
upon: Shaping the 70's through evangelism, strength for living re- 
vivals, and youth evangelism. Some churches across the state ex- 
perienced outstanding revivals as a result of dependence upon the 
Holy Spirit, genuine prayer, careful planning, and involvement of 
adults and youth in personal witnessing. 

All Christians need to accept the challenge of Acts 2:32 — "This 
Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we are all witnesses." 

When Christians fail to witness and to evangelize the very exist- 
ence of the church is threatened. 

The trend this year in our Yancey Association is frightening, 
we have fewer converts than for many years. Last year we bap- 
tized 117 converts; this year we baptized 103. This reveals to us 
that we Christians have lost our zeal. May we arise to the great 
challenge that is ours to go after the lost. This should be the aim 
of every effort in our churches. 

Sincerely, 
Fred Harrell 



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HOMES FOR THE AGING 

God has blessed our Homes for the Aging during the past year 
in a very special way. An urgent appeal was sent out before the 
offering in February to help meet the pressing needs. The plea was 
heard and an offering of $168,349.34 was given. This exceeded the 
offerings of previous years. The offering was an increase but this 
increase will only take care of approximately half of the amount 
necessary for the operation of the homes this coming year. 

Mr. Poole and the workers express their gratitude to the Baptist 
people for their increased love and concern for the 195 elderly peo- 
ple to whom we are ministering in our five Baptist homes — Rest- 
haven, the Hayes Home and the nursing care unit in Winston-Salem, 
the Albemarle Home in Albemarle, the Hamilton Home in Hamil- 
ton and the Yanceyville Home in Yanceyville. They are urging the 
people to continue to give liberally and to remember they are still 
confronted with the staggering cost of living, and there is a great 
need to strengthen the total economy of the homes as they try to 
expand this ministry to our older people. 

The greatest interest in the development program is a new 
addition to the nursing care unit. Judge and Mrs. William M. York 
of Greensboro have offered a gift of $80,000 to the homes for this 
purpose if the homes can raise an additional amount September 1970. 
If this is done, there can be 10 or 12 rooms more made available, 
which is much needed. This appeal to pray and give that this special 
project might be met and more of our elderly sick can be taken 
care of is for all Baptists in North Carolina. 

This year 9 of our churches in Yancey Association gave $646.41. 
Are we satisfied with this? Pastors and Sunday School directors, 
we ask — are we in the Yancey Association doing all we can in 
seeing that this very special part of the work is taken care of? 

Again, Mr. Poole reminds us — "There is no greater security 
for older persons than that of the Christian love and care offered in 
our Baptist Homes." He adds, "We thank the Lord and the Baptist 
people for this ministry and will continue to look to Him and the 
people having faith that the needs will be supplied." 

As people of the Yancey Association let us make a greater effort 
to help this year. In February let's have each church giving to 
help support the aging of North Carolina. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson 

BAPTIST HOSPITAL REPORT 

Our Baptist Hospital continues to grow, in spite of its serious 
problems. A new power plant, the School of Nursing and Allied 
Health Building, and the additions to the Medical School have been 
completed. Construction of the new patient tower is progressing 
and is expected to be completed by mid-1972. 

There is continued growth in the quality of patient care pro- 
vided. There is improved equipment in the heart diagnostic center, 
the department of nuclear medicine continues to make progress in 
the diagnosis and treatment of some of our most dreaded diseases; 
the stroke center renders valuable service. New equipment for the 
Intensive Care unit includes an instrument which is attached to the 
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varies from a safe range the machine signals the attendant imme- 
diately. 

Changes in admission procedures have been made necessary by 
the financial crisis the hospital faces. When a doctor reserves a bed 
for a patient the admissions office contacts the patient to obtain 
the needed information. After estimating the, hospital bill and de- 
termining the amount of insurance coverage, the patient is notified 
of the difference which he is expected to bring when he enters the 
hospital. An effort is made to counsel with all patients who need 
financial aid and assist them in getting help. 

With all the growth, one thing remains unchanged: the desire 
and determination to care for the needy sick. This has been at 
the heart of the hospital's ministry since it opened in 1923. Last 
year it ministered to 5,225 Service Patients for 47,499 days of 
hospital care, in addition to the large number served in the Out- 
patient Clinics. The free care amounted to more than a million 
dollars beyond what these patients, their insurance, and all spon- 
soring agencies paid. North Carolina Baptists provided $565,000 of 
this amount — $237,000 through the Cooperative Program and $328,- 
000 through the Mother's Day offering. This year 21 churches in 
our association contributed $2,773 of the Mother's Day Fund, thus 
helping the hospital keep faith with its purpose. Last year 23 
churches gave $2,578. 

Though our Mother's Day offerings have grown they have not 
kept pace with the rising costs and our hospital is running a heavy 
deficit. If full use is to be made of the new medical procedures and 
facilities in fulfilling our mission, we are going to have to give our 
Baptist Hospital additional support. 

BAPTIST PUBLICATIONS 

Never in the history of Southern Baptists has the need been 
greater to inform its people of Baptist doctrine and policy and of 
what is being done through cooperative efforts. The Baptist Pub- 
lications have an abundant supply of this information which is 
written by well informed, efficient and spiritual Baptists. 

On October 19, 1969, churches in the association observed 
Christian Literature Sunday, placing special emphasis on Baptist 
Publications — Biblical Recorder, Commision, Home Misisons and 
Charity and Children. 

Some of our Baptist churches increased their subscriptions. Let 
us in this next year make definite plans to get these publications 
into the hands of our people, that we might be well informed of 
the work. As we are informed, we are inspired to go out and reach 
others for Christ; at home, in our state, nation and all the world. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. Bruce Bailey 

Baptist Publications Chairman 



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CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION 

What are we doing about Christian Higher Education in our 
association? This is a question that has been piercing my mind 
and heart on several different occasions for the past seven weeks as 
I work among the nearly 400 "staffers", here at Ridgecrest, who are 
high school seniors or college students. Day by day, I become more 
impressed by their manners, their attitudes and their great intellect 
and understanding. In talking with them, I find that their goals 
in life are very high and this means that they will need a good 
Christian higher education. Are we going to provide it for them? 

This summer some of these young people have given their lives 
to serve on the mission fields, church related vocations, and the 
music ministry. When I think that this is only a minute part of 
the youth in our land, my heart cries out for these not in this group. 
Paul still reminds us that education is important — "Study to 
show thyself approved." This will be possible for our youth only 
through your gifts and my gifts through the Cooperative Program, 
by our special offerings, our prayers, and our continued support of 
our Baptist Colleges. 

Do you know our Baptist Colleges here in North Carolina — 
Campbell, Chowan, Gardner- Webb, Mars Hill, Meredith, Wake Forest 
and Wingate? These seven North Carolina Baptist colleges had en- 
rolled last year more than 600 students who have dedicated their 
lives to full-time Christian service. The largest number of these 
young people will become pastors, missionaries, directors of religious 
education, directors of church music, chaplains, denominational work- 
ers, and college teachers. 

The North Carolina Baptist colleges are a part of a great Con- 
vention-wide program for Christian higher education. There were 
enrolled last year in these Southern Baptist colleges and universi- 
ties 7,070 who have chosen to give their lives to the service of the 
denomination. These include 3,671 ministerial students, 863 home 
and foreign mission volunteers, 610 church education volunteers. 
853 church mission volunteers, 610 church education volunteers, and 
1,081 who have volunteered for some category of Christian voca- 
tional service. 

Outside of student charges, the Cooperative Program continues 
to be the largest single source of annual income for our colleges. 
The North Carolina Baptist colleges are grateful for the generous 
support they have received during the past year: Campbell College, 
$293,223; Chowan College, $175,583; Gardner- Webb College, $166,804; 
Mars Hill College, $252,840; Meredith College, $252,840; Wake Forest 
University, $430,178; and Wingate College, $184,362. 
_ Now is the time to begin preparation for the observance of 
Baptist College Day on Sunday, June 20, 1971. Many churches in- 
clude all special offerings in their budgets. Others take the special 
offerings on designated days. Free bulletin inserts, bulletin covers, 
and offering envelopes are made available to all churches who wish 
to use them. The Baptist College Day offering helps to meet critical 
financial needs. Our record: Bolen's Creek, $50.25; Burnsville, First, 
$50.00; Cane River, $19.00; Mount Pleasant, $60.00. 

The future of our colleges will depend upon the way we see 
them and the support we give them. What will we do for Christian 
Education in the days and years to come? 

Respectfully submitted, 
Miss Sara Hensley 



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AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY REPORT 

Basic Missionary Principles 

1. People must have ihe Bible because it presents Jesus Christ, 
the one hope of men and nations. 

2. Each person must have Ihe Bible in his own language because 
it speaks to his heart as no other language can speak. 

3. The Bible is the essential tool of missions and evangelism. 
The missionary uses it in all his work. The Bible itself is a mis- 
sionary. It can go where the human missionary cannot go. It can 
stay on after he must leave and keep on speaking to a person's heart. 

4. But, there is a worldwide shortage of Bibles — because, in 
most countries, people cannot afford even the cost of printing ihe 
Scriptures. 

The American Bible Society is a missionary non-profit organi- 
zation, serving churches of many denominations at home and abroad. 
It helps missionaries translate the Bible. It publishes the Scrip- 
tures without note or comment. It distributes without profit, usually 
below cost, and without any charge in cases of special need. For 
the Blind it supplies Scriptures in Braille and other raised-letter 
systems, Talking Bible records and tape recordings. 

During 1969 ihe American Bible Society: 

— rejoiced that some part of the Bible has been published in 
1413 languages: the full Bible in 244, a Testament in 324 more, a 
Gospel or other complete book in 845 more. Although there are 
still many languages in which no part of the Bible has yet been pub- 
lished, at least one book of the Bible is available in the languages 
spoken by 97 per cent of the world's people. 

— gave 2,224,844 Scripture volumes for distribution by Chaplains 
to our Armed Forces and Veterans' Hospitals, as a vital link be- 
tween the home churches and the men and women in service. Many 
of these were supplied for distribution by Southern Baptist Chap- 
lains. 

— set new records by distributing 76,216,553 Scripture volumes 
in the U.S.A. and a total of 105,381,103 volumes in over 800 lan- 
guages, in 150 countries. The year's combined distribution by all 
the Bible Societies of the world totaled 145,335,092 volumes. This 
was 1 copy for every 24.5 people in the world — and gave continued 
evidence that the worldwide population explosion is being overtaken 
by a Scripture distribution explosion. 

Souihern Baptists Suppori ihe Work 

In 1969 Southern Baptist churches gave $232,765 to the Ameri- 
can Bible Society and ranked first among all denominations. Gifts 
from all churches in the U.S.A. totaled $1,361,700. 

Although Southern Baptists lead in total gifts, the per capita 
gift is only a little over 2 cents per year — and the per capita gift 
from several other major denominations is larger. Every church 
can give at least these amounts each year: 

Smaller churches $10 to $ 60 

Larger churches $60 to $300 

Great City churches $300 to $600 or more 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Billy Brooks Wilson 



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THE 1970 ASSOCIATIONAL FOUNDATION REPORT 

The fact that The North Carolina Baptist Foundation, Inc. has 
tripled its assets during the past eight years is proof that this service 
arm of the Convention has found favor with North Carolina Baptists. 

Since the Foundation was reactivated in 1966, assets have in- 
creased from $350,00 to more than one million dollars. This includes 
trust funds and real estate. 

THE FOUNDATION advances the Kingdom of God in two major 
ways: by serving individuals and by serving Baptist agencies and 
institutions. This includes the Cooperative Program, Missions, Higher 
Education, the Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Homes for the Aging. 

SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON TRUSTS AND WILLS 

THE FOUNDATION has again this year put a major interest 
on the making of wills. 

Many churches have used the facilities of the Foundation to 
conduct Will Clinics, and reports from these clinics indicate that 
they have been very successful. 

THE FOUNDATION also has an opportunity to counsel with 
many people concerning their own wills, and in some instances has 
provided the information and direction necessary for inclusion of 
Baptist causes in their will. 

THE BAPTIST FOUNDATION has had a most successful year, 
is on the move, and is rendering service to individual Baptists in a 
concrete way. 

CHILDREN'S HOMES 

Under the impact of the life, ministry and teachings of Christ 
and under the leadership of the Holy Spirit, North Carolina Baptists, 
eighty-five years ago launched a Christian ministry of child care. 
This has grown considerably and is widely recognized for its quali- 
ties of service and pioneering spirit. Sons and daughters of the 
Children's Homes are scattered throughout the world. They are ac- 
tively engaged in all walks of life and are making a significant con- 
tribution to the uplift of mankind as a result of their early Christian 
training made possible by North Carolina Baptists and other friends. 

The Children's Homes, through a variety of quality services, is 
recognized as a family service agency. This is made possible by 
well trained and professional staff who provide leadership for group 
care programs, foster home care, family services, consultation with 
churches in preschool programs and planning for higher education 
of children who have been in care. This program unfolds on six 
campuses and through the work of regional case-work centers 
throughout the state. 

The more you know about the agency, the more you will ap- 
preciate its daily work and ministry. You would be thrilled to see 
the progress our boys and girls make as they emerge out of difficult 
and unfortunate circumstances over which they have no control. 
Through this ministry you can find personal joy and excitement in 
helping people. 

The Broyhill Home is to serve children in Western North Caro- 
lina. Sufficient funds have been given and pledged to purchase the 
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When the camps has been completed provision will have been made 
for four cottages for children, an administration building and a 
home for the superintendent. 

The contribution of Baptists through the Cooperative Program, 
the Thanksgiving Offering and special gifts are esesntial to our 
continued operation. Individuals are finding a rewarding steward- 
ship opportunity through the establishment of trusts for the Homes 
and by means of wills and estate planning for the needs of de- 
pendent children. Twenty-eight churches in the Yancey Association 
reported having given $4,215. 

Members of the Board of Trustees and members of the staff of 
the Homes are dedicated to a program of child care that will merit 
the undivided loyalty and support of our people and that will be 
worthy the blessings of our Lord. We covenant with you to face 
the future as we have the past: to offer Christian nurture to chil- 
dren in distress in the name of Christ our Savior and Lord. 

Let us remember that this is our expression of love for these 
children to be obedient to our Lord. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Vergis Anglin 

Children's Home Chairman 

HISTORICAL EVENTS OF INTEREST DURING YEAR 

BANK'S CREEK— Spent $15,000 on new church with debt of 
only $1500. Dedication held Sunday, July 19, 1970. 

BEE LOG— Dedicated new church building September, 1969. 

BOLEN'S CREEK— Purchased lot and began construction of 
home for pastor. A. Z. Jamerson, pastor for 27 years, died August 
10, 1968. Calvin Smith assumed pastorate June 7, 1970. 

CONCORD — Broke ground for new church. 

ELK SHOAL— Built new church building. 

IVY GAP — Purchased the Masonic Lodge for use of Sunday 
School Class rooms. 

SOUTH ESTATOE— Constructed rest rooms in church building. 
Drilled well. 

A BRIEF HISTORY OF BANK'S CREEK 
BAPTIST CHURCH 

Compiled by: Mrs. Cecil Styles, church clerk 

We, the people of Bank's Creek Community are very proud of 
our new church. God has richly blessed us in our building program. 
Several times, our funds would run low, but we still had a lot of 
faith, and money always came in when we needed it most. We 
would like to thank our friends and each person in our church who 
has given so freely of their time and money and labor. May God 
bless each one of you! 

Our church was organized in 1944 with 26 members. The old 
building was purchased from the Board of Education as it had 
served as a school building. The membership has now grown to 
36. The first pastor of the church was the Reverend Holland Black. 
Others since that time have been William Baker, Arthur Thomas, 
Elzie Ray, Lyda Ray, Carl Wheeler, and the present pastor, Harry 
Culbertson, Jr. This was his first church and we greatly appreciate 
what he has done for us. He has been a great help in the planning 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 29 



and building of our new church. 

We have spent $15,000 on our church to the present time. We 
are hoping to finish our floor and add new pews this year. We be- 
lieve that if we exercise our faith in God, He will always bless our 
efforts. We pray that our church will be a light in our community 
where lost souls may be saved. 

BEE LOG BAPTIST CHURCH 

A Baptist Church was organized at Bee Log on December 22, 
1844. This was a one room log building located directly in front 
of the Bee Log School. Since that time the building has been re- 
placed by another log building, later a frame structure that served 
two purposes for years — a church building and masonic lodge — 
and then the present structure. 

A building fund was started in December of 1957. Numerous 
contributions were added to the original amount. The building 
committee was selected and work started in the spring of 1968. The 
committee consisted of four members: Vance Hensley, Rex Mcin- 
tosh, John and Arnie Pate. 

In September 1969, services were held dedicating this beautiful 
brick veneered building. Approximately 1000 persons attended in- 
cluding several ministers and visiting groups of singers. Dinner was 
served by the ladies of the church. 

Several contributions to the furnishings have been made in 
memory of relatives. Pews and several floral arrangements have 
been donated. Hymn books were given in memory of Mrs. Lizzie 
Pate. The Memorial Table was given in memory of H. G. Hensley, 
the beloved Choir Director of many years and Sunday School 
Teacher. The piano was given by Vance Hensley and the carpeting 
was made possible by the ladies of the church. 

The sanctuary has a seating capacity of 250. Ample Sunday 
School rooms are in the basement. 

A two week session of Vacation Bible School has just ended. 
Mrs. Lula Miller served as principal. We are very proud of our 
building but most of all we are proud of our pastor, our deacons, 
and our members. We are grateful for their cooperation and for a 
consciousness of God's leadership during the past years. 

ELK SHOAL UNION CHURCH 

Elk Shoal Union Church (Baptist and Methodist) was organized 
in 1888. The first pastors were Sarnie Wilson and Ben Riddle. 

Fire destroyed the building in 1913. A new building was fin- 
ished in 1914. For some years this building served as a meeting 
place for the church and for the public school. 

In 1969 a new brick building was started and is now completed, 
debt free. The old building is now being torn down and as soon 
as the landscaping is completed this new building will be dedicated. 

During the history of the church several pastors have served 
long terms — Ben Riddle, R. D. Ponder, Will Reynolds, Will Ed- 
wards, E. G. Adkins. These and the other pastors have led us in a 



30 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



great way. Good leadership within the membership of the church 
and a fine spirit of cooperation has existed among the members for 
these eighty-two years of its existence. 

The new building is more adequate and comfortable but there 
is the same purpose for its existence — the providing of a place 
for worship, for the teaching of God's Word, fpr the winning of the 
lost, the enlistment of the saved and for Christian fellowship. 

It is still a union church. At the present Burgis Shelton and 
F. J. Rogers are serving as pastors. 

Our community is small. The membership of the church is not 
large. The building stands as a testimony of what God's children 
can do if they will use what they have and look to Him for guidance. 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 31 



CONSTITUTION 



Article 1. The name of this organization shall be the Yancey 
Baptist Association. 

Article 2. The Association shall hold its annual meeting on 
Tuesday, Tuesday evening, and Wednesday morning after the sec- 
ond Sunday in August and shall be with three churches. First day 
with one church, evening session at another church and the follow- 
ing morning, with a third church, to be named by the Association. 

Article 3. The membership of this Association shall be com- 
posed of Pastors and Member Churches, ordained Ministers with 
membership in the Member Churches and elected Messengers from 
the Member churches. Each Church shall be entitled to two Mes- 
sengers for every fifty members and for each additional fifty, or 
the fractional part thereof; provided each Church is entitled to two 
Messengers and provided further that all Ministers shall have seats, 
in accordance with the provisions of membership as set forth in this 
article. 

Article 4. Only the Messengers, or the Alternate selected by 
each Church, and the Minister as herein set forth, and who are 
actually present shall have a right to vote; in other words, the full 
vote of any Church may be cast only if there is present a full num- 
ber of Messengers or Alternates. The method of determining those 
who have been named as Messengers shall be by the names of the 
persons appearing upon each letter sent to the Association by the 
respective Churches. 

Article 5. The primary object of this Association shall be to 
counsel together for the enlargement and strengthening of God's 
Kingdom of unity and growth among the Churches composing it; 
and by cooperating with the State Baptist Convention and the 
Southern Baptist Convention in a program of world missions. 

Article 6. The Association shall have the following officers, 
elected annually at the general meeting. All officers and leaders 
shall be active members in their local churches. 

1. The Moderator, who shall preside over the meetings of the 
Association and give general supervision and support of all Asso- 
ciational Activities. 

2. The Associate Moderator, who shall preside in the absence 
of the Moderator and render assistance to him when called upon to 
do so. 

3. The Clerk-Treasurer, who shall keep a fair record of the 
proceedings, shall superintend the printing and distribution of the 
Associational Minutes within a reasonable time following the meet- 
ing of the Association and shall keep and preserve all Associational 
Records. 

4. The Superintndent of Sunday Schools, who shall promote 
and encourage the building of better Sunday Schools in the Asso- 
ciation by planning for and conducting an Associational wide Sun- 
day School meeting each quarter. 

5. The Director of Baptist Training Union, who shall promote 
and encouage the Training Union program in all of the Churches 
of the Association. 



32 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



6. The Superintendent of Woman's Missionary Union, elected 
by the W. M. U. Organization, who shall promote a work of the 
Woman's Missionary Union in the Churches of the Association. 

7. The Deacon Fellowship Chairman, whose duty it shall be to 
encourage study among the Deacons of the various Churches of the 
Association and to promote a better understanding of the duties of 
such Deacons. 

8. Pastor's Conference Chairman, elected by the members of 
the Pastor's Conference. 

9. The Orphanage Chairman whose duty it shall be to work 
for increased interest in the Orphanage and the furnishing of aid 
thereto. 

10. Christian Literature Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
stress the importance of Christian Literature and its more extensive 
use. 

11. Christian Education Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
stress importance and value of Christian Education and the neces- 
sity of fostering the various institutions now being supported by the 
Southern Baptists. 

12. The Hospital Chairman whose duty it shall be to work 
with the Member Churches of this Association and our Baptist State 
Hospital. 

13. The Bible School Director whose duty it shall be to encour- 
age the holding of Bible Schools regularly by the Member Churches 
thereby causing increased study of the Bible. 

14. The Chairman of the Home for the Aging whose duty it 
shall be to inform the churches about this phase of our work and 
encourage them to support the same. 

15. The Brotherhood President who shall promote and en- 
courage the work of the Brotherhood in all the Churches of the 
Association. 

16- Missions Chairman, whose duty it shall be to promote 
mission praying, giving and witnessing throughout the Association 
by working through the organizations. 

17. American Bible Society Chairman, whose duty it shall be 
to furnish information about the work of the Society and encour- 
age a once a year gift from all churches. 

18. Evangelistic Chairman, whose duty it shall be to promote 
a constructive program of evangelism. 

19. Pianist, whose duty it shall be to play for annual sessions. 

20. Chorister, whose duty it shall be to play for annual sessions, 
the annual session and plan for special music as desired. 

21. Christian Action Chairman, whose duty it shall be to 
arouse the people to oppose the establishment of an Alcoholic Bev- 
erage Control (ABC) store in the town or county and to render any 
assistance to law enforcement officers, that might be needed in en- 
forcing laws now on books. 

22. A Board of Trustees to be composed of five members, two 
of whom shall be the Moderator and Clerk of this Association and 
three to be appointed by the Moderator, whose duty it shall be to 
supervise and administer the Watson Fund in connection with de- 
serving students attending Mars Hill College. 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 33 



Article 7. That the Moderator appoint a Nominating Com- 
mittee to nominate the auxiliary officers of the Association and to 
make recommendations to the Association at the annual session of 
the Association. Providing that the Woman's Missionary Union, 
the Sunday School and the Training Union associational organiza- 
tions shall recommend a member of their organization for mem- 
bership on the Nominating Committee. Further providing that an 
Executive Committee shall be elected at each annual session to be 
composed of the Associational W. M. U. Superintendent, Associa- 
tional Sunday School Superintendent, and the Associational Train- 
ing Union Director, two pastors, and two members at large. The 
Moderator and the Clerk shall be members ex-officio. 

Article 8. There shall be a Place and Preacher Committee, a 
Resolutions Committee, an Ordination Committee and a Committee 
for Reception of New Churches, each committee to be composed of 
three members and appointed by the Moderator. 

Article 9. That the Fiscal year of the Association be from 
July 1st to June 30 and that the Church Clerk get their Church 
Letters to the Associational Clerk by August 1st. That the Associa- 
tional Clerk do his best to have the Minutes printed and in the hands 
of the Clerk within two months after the close of the Association. 

Article 10. This Constitution may be amended at any annual 
meeting by a vote of two-thirds of its Messengers present. 



34 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



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Table D — CHURCH MUSIC 



rHTTRTHES 


Beginners (4 - 5) 
enrolment 


Primaries (6 - 8) 
enrolment 


Juniors (9 - 12) 
enrolment 


Intermediates (13-16) 
enrolment 


Young People (17-24) 
single & married enrolment 


Adults (25 and over) 
enrolment 


General officers 


Total music enrolment 


Average weekly Church 
Music attendance 


Bolen's Creek 


.... 5 


5 

.11 


6 


. 3 


3 


241 1 


.44 
51 


26 


Burnsville : First 


.10 

8 


30 




Burnsville : West 




...10 




. 15 




33 




Laurel Branch 








10 




10 




Mt. Mitchell 


4 


4 


5 


6 


8 


...12 
10 
20 


...39 
.. 1 
35 






Windom 

Young's Chapel 




4 


5 

15 


6 


8 


33 


.24 


Totals 


9 


24 


49 


'25 


19 


121 


2 


247 





Table E — BROTHERHOOD 



CHURCHES 


Crusaders (9 - 11) chapters 


Crusaders (9 - 11) enrolment 


Pioneers (12 - 14) chapters 


Pioneers (12 - 14) enrolment 


Ambassadors (15 - 17) chapters 


Ambassadors (15-17) enrolment 


Total R A Chapters 


Total R A Enrolment 


Baptist Men enrolment 


Total Men enrolled 


Total enrolment 


Bolen's Creek 










6 


1 


6 


81 ft 


...14 


Burnsville: First 


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.15 


.15 


15 


Burnsville: West 




8 


1 


6 


.... 1 


...6 


.3 


.20 


30 
9 


.30 


50 

.... 9 


Jack's Creek 
















9 


Totals 


1 


...8|.... 1 


61 2 


12 


4 


.... 
26 


62 


62 


88 



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Bolen's Creek 

Brown's Creek 

Burnsville :First 

Burnsville : West 

Jack's Creek 

Laurel Branch 

Mt. Pleasant 

South Estatoe 

Totals 





Table G — TOTAL RECEIPTS, LOCAL EXPENDITURES & STEWARDSHIP 



CHURCHES 


Number of tithers 


Cooperative Program goal as 
percent of total budget 


Associational missions goal 
as percent of total budget 


Total tithes, all offerings, 
and special gifts other 
than money 


Total receipts 


Money borrowed this year 


Church staff salaries 


Money paid out on new 
construction past year 


Debt retirement 


All other local 
expenditures 


Total local expenditures 


Bank's Creek 


3 






8900 


.8900 
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.7273 
24195 
.4714 
.51303 
13846 
2325 
...2240 
891 




1200 


...7200 






.8900 
2259 




3 






2100 




759 


.1500 


500j 










7273 




2200 


.342 


1124 


...3666 
22391 
.4155 
.70370 
.12646 
...1560 
.1997 
891 


Bolen's Creek 

Brown's Creek 


.64 
6 

121 
30 
8 


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...12 

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8 


24195 

...4714 




2775 
2025 


14569 




5047 
2130 


Burnsville : First 

Burnsville : West 


2 


51303 
13846 
2325 


25000 
1800' 


13693 
...6250 
1035 


13820 

. . . 929 


33400 
...2400 


...9457 
. 3067 
525 






Cane River 






. 2240 




1310 






687 










891 




891 








Concord 


5 






3150 


.3150 
.6609 
10300 
1966 




960 


....2000 
.1656 




190 


...3150 
....5597 
.9515 
...1053 


Crabtree 






6609 




2573 




1368 


Elk Shoal 


23 






10300 
1966 




4615 
618 


184 




4900 
251 


Fairview 


.20 






6284 


.6284 




1545 


...1447 




1010 


...4002 


HaU's Chapel 

Indian Creek 


3 

"5 






291 
844 


291 
844 




250 
415 






670 


250 
...1085 
.9581 
...5589 
.3776 
.5331 
.7183 
.8218 
.1572 
8507 


Ivy Gap 






9547 


...9547 
.4268 




3000 


.5000 
2153 
.1088 
...1360 
700 




...1581 
686 


Jack's Creek 








4268 




2750 


Laurel Branch 


.. 4 
.15 
17 






.3520 


...3520 
.5819 

.11318 
.9530 
.2019 

...8507 
.3300 
.5400 
.1992 
.7668 
9268 




1820 




868 


Mount Mitchell 

Mount Pleasant 


5 




5819 
11318 




.2574 
4403 




1397 
2080 


Pleasant Gap 

Pleasant Grove 


2 
10 






9530 
.2019 




1725 
900 


115 




6493 
557 


Pleasant Valley 






8507 


...3098 


...5320 
1300 


.3187 






Price's Creek 








3300 








1300 


Riverside 


12 
...4 
10 
20 
11 
.15 
411 






5400 
1992 




5200 








5200 


Shoal Creek 






1100 






892 


.1992 
.5686 
10352 


South Estatoe 

Windom 


5 




.7668 
9268 
.6010 
4300 
239697 




... 1820 
5020 


... 1093 
.4000 


.1000 


. 1773 
1332 


Young's Chapel 

Zion 






.6010 
.4300 
239697 




.4030 
1200 


657 
4000 


.38300 


835 


5522 
5200 


Totals 


26800 


852761 65500 


49420! 238496 



Table H — MISSION EXPENDITURES 



CHURCHES 


Cooperative Program 


Associational Missions Program 


Designated: State Missions 


Designated: SBC Home Missions 
(incl. Annie Armstrong offering) 


Designated: SBC Foreign Miss, 
(incl. Lottie Moon offering) 


Designated: Christian 
education (schools, etc.) 


Designated: Children's homes 
(cash plus goods) 


Designated: Hospitals 


Designated : 
Homes for the aged 


Designated: All other (Bible Soc, 
Temp. Lea., Direct Missions, etc.) 


Total mission expenditures 














....791 






75 


TIJcirt T f\es 


1078 
120 

3136 
471 


780 
.96 
825 
510 






662 
1319 




100 


150 
234 
105 

.143 
100 
130 

...24 




1456 


.100 
2418 
4522 


Blue Rock 






150 
343 
130 
250 
155 
123 
109 


130 


Bolen's Creek 


260 

150 
100 


368 
.40 
300 
100 


10 


Brown's Creek 


.117 ... 
579 50 


.40 
56 
100 

. 9 




.648 
5489 
1671 
253 
267 


Burnsville : First 






135 






Byrd's Chapel 
















100 


25 
























































220 


200 






420 


Double Island 
















790 
84 


.790 
188 
1070 


Elk Shoal 














79 


.25 
220 




Fairview 








270 


.272 




258 


50 


Hall's Chapel 

Indian Creek 














31 
18 


10 






41 

18 


Ivy Gap 

Jack's Creek 


187 
162 


75 
25 


50 
.25 


.100 
165 


150 

...80 


15 


278 
35 


.50 
100 


100 


"95 


.... 50 
1150 


Laurel Branch 




492 


Mount Mitchell 




100 
. 182 
.300 

125 
32 


100 
200 
80 
100 






200 
1644 

. 920 


Mount Pleasant 


260 


480 


...75 


.. .70 
100 


210 
.440 


...85 


82 
.50 




Pleasant Gap 




Pleasant Grove 

Pleasant Valley 


23 








72 






370 
32 


Price's Creek 

Riverside 


383 


30 






80 




100 
100 
200 
2on 


100 
112 
260 
205 


-60 


150 


330 
...200 


Shoal Creek 

South Estatoe 


Z.ri 

301 


.90 


.228 


23 


165 


312 
1516 
1494 


Windom 


.301 


.301 
85 


1 386 


Young's Chapel 








200 
20 


125 
2773 




677 




...410 


Zion 


5820 




1038 








2740 


.... 20 
27110 


Totals 


2821 


1904 


4830 


208|4299 



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